04 Jun '11, 1am

"The electricity grid in Germany is actually in trouble because of too much #solar power feeding into it." Not a problem

The electricity grid in Germany is actually in trouble because of too much solar power feeding into it. At least that's what the chairman of the DENA agency , which advises the government on energy, has warned. Thanks in part to subsidies by the German government, solar installations have been spreading like wildfire. UPI reports that between eight and 10 gigawatts of solar capacity, which is equivalent to about 10 coal-fired power plants, are expected to be installed

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