It should be remembered that the German government made the decision to abandon nuclear energy after the Fukushima disaster, as a result of the tsunami that devastated the coasts of this Japanese city.
In concrete terms, once the decision was made by the government, the Germans proceeded to immediately close eight plants and the remaining nine installed in the country should be out of service by 2022 and should be replaced by renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and biomass.
Norbert Allnoch, director of the Institute for the Renewable Energy Industry (IWR) in Münster, said that the 22 gigawatts of solar energy per hour poured into the national grid on Saturday met almost 50 percent of the nation's electricity needs. on an average half day.
“Never before, anywhere, has a country managed to produce a greater amount of photovoltaic electricity,” Allnoch said, adding that “Germany got close to 20 gigawatts (GW) a couple of times in recent weeks, but this was the first time that it manages to reach this measure ”.
This fact is not only a record for solar energy, but it shows that one of the world's leading industrial nations was able to supply a third of its electricity needs in one working day, on Friday, and almost half on Saturday. when factories and offices were closed. The government has given full support to renewable energy projects and figures now show that this has helped Germany take it to a position of world leadership in this area, with a stable figure of 20 percent of the electricity demand of country that is already working out that these alternative sources.
In other words, this means that Germany has as much installed solar power generation capacity as the rest of the world combined, and its goal is to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020.
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