10 Jun '11, 9am

Germany’s Solar PV Industry Now Employs More than US Steel Industry (Over 100,000)

Germany’s Solar PV Industry Now Employs More than US Steel Industry (Over 100,000)

The main requirement for ‘Made in Germany’ components is driven by the country’s domestic solar market, which installed a total of 7.4GWp in 2010. Yet Germany is also a manufacturing platform for other European PV markets, including Italy, where the feed-in tariff adjustments stipulate that installed technology must be ‘Made in Europe’. At present, approximately 75% of European solar cells, modules and other BOS are currently made in Germany.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/06/10/germanys-solar-pv-ind...

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