Let me repeat it: twenty-two-thousand megawatts! That was the power produced by all German solar installations around noon today (according to the German magazine “Der Spiegel”).
22K Megawatts is a heck of a lot of power. Der Spiegel compares it to the output of 20 nuclear power plants. There’s no other country in the world that produces as much solar energy as Germany, which seems quite odd considering the latitude-range of Germany compared to something like Algeria.
The article continues to say that solar power is now a major contributor to the energy-intensive hours around noon when the sun happens to send the most power as well. Shows you what an aggressive alternative energy schedule can buy you. Here’s my measly contribution from yesterday: