Germany installed 5.3GW of solar in 2021

The increase means 10% of domestic electricity consumption was powered by solar systems

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Germany installed 5.3GW of solar power systems in 2021, new figures show.

The German Solar Industry Association (BSW) published the figures, revealing that 240,000 new modules were linked to the grid last year, leading to a 10% increase in sales from 2020.

The boost has meant that close to 10% of German domestic electricity consumption is now solar powered.

The Federal Government has set a further goal of increasing solar output from 59GW to 200GW by 2030.

Carsten Körnig, Managing Director of BSW, said: “If acting quickly, the Federal Government will be able to reap the first fruits of its work during this legislative period; the planning stages for solar power plants are comparatively short in contrast to other new power plants.”