15:18 10.06.2013

Germany sets new world record for solar power output

Germany set a new world record for solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity production at 23.4 GW on June 6, 2013 at 2:19 PM, as indicated by SMA Solar Technology AG's performance tool on its Web site.

Germany's peak electricity demand during the day is roughly 60 GW, and as such this allowed the nation to meet 39% of its peak electricity needs with PV.

According to the Federal Network Agency, Germany installed a total of 33.5 GW of PV by the end of April 2013.

As reported, in the past two years, alternative energy in Ukraine has been developing more intensively than traditional power generation. As of early June, 96 companies operated 149 power plants consuming alternative energy, including 50 photovoltaic plants. Ukraine has built one of Europe's largest solar power plants, Perove, the capacity of which exceeds 105 MW.

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