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Solar PV + Battery to Make Huge Gains

New Report says Germany could Move Up to 150 GW of Solar PV Power — IF it had Energy Storage Capacity of 40 GW

Many German homes already have solar panels installed, a trend that continues apace. However, the home battery system paired with solar photovoltaic (PV) is beginning to make startling gains, similar to the beginning of the rush to solar power in Germany which started in earnest in 2011.
Solar PV in Germany
Some 15,000 German households already have Solar PV battery systems. One prediction has stated that 100,000 battery system installations per year could be seen by 2018. Image of Christmas Market in Germany. Image Credit: ReneS at flickr

 


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