As Americans, we often believe we are number 1 in everything; however, when it comes to the solar industry, Germany seems to have us beat! As of today, they have over 1.8 million solar arrays installed throughout the country. In fact, Germany is ranked fourth in the world for their solar energy production despite being one of the countries with the least amount of sunshine hours. Renewable energy is a big action in the country and solar is the norm as it becomes more and more available through this initiative.
Germany has been doing leaps and bounds for a better green environment. Solar is going so well in the country that, “…industry representatives are now calling for the country’s solar target to be raised from 100-150 gigawatts by 2030”. It’s no wonder that solar is so popular in the culture. The cost of solar equipment and installation in the country has declined by 75% over the years. In fact, solar is, “…not only cheaper than new hard coal and gas plants, but also undercut the operation costs of existing fossil power plants.” As a whole, Germany is actively becoming a greener country with each passing day.
America could stand to follow Germany’s footsteps. Phoenix Exteriors is ready to help our communities into their own home solar systems with very affordable plans as well. Not only will you save money on your electric bill, but you’ll also be helping save the planet. With Phoenix, you could be saving with solar!