26 May '14, 4am

Regarding the Grid and Solar PV, US Utilities Are Asking ‘What Would Germany Do?’

"Grid stability is not a problem for solar," said Bruno Burger, professor of power electronics at the Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy Systems. Germany's cumulative solar energy generation capacity has reached around 37 gigawatts as of April 2014, or about 21 percent of the country's total power generation capacity, according to data compiled by Burger . But in terms of the actual energy produced, solar occupies a smaller slice of the market. During the first quarter of this year, the country produced 5.7 terawatt-hours of solar electricity, making up about 4 percent of the total electricity generation during that period, according to a Fraunhofer report. Overall, solar on average accounts for about 5 percent of Germany's annual electricity production, Burger said. That amount isn't considered significant enough to warrant major changes to rules for operating the grid ...

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