29 Aug '11, 1pm

Greece To Export Solar Power to Germany, Cover Strip-Mines With ...: Project Helios is a solar energy exchange i...

Greece To Export Solar Power to Germany, Cover Strip-Mines With ...: Project Helios is a solar energy exchange i...

The proposed photovoltaic park will be largest in the world with an output set to double Greece's current solar energy capacity of 10.2 GW. Electricity generated in these fields will be exported to power hungry Germany. Germany has the fifth largest GDP in Europe and an energy demand to match. Since Chancellor Angela Merkl announced the shutting down of the country's 17 nuclear reactors by 2022, German government has been seeking ways to compensate for the industry's production, which accounted for 23% of national electricity consumption.

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