In 2023, approximately 270,000 plug-in photovoltaic devices were launched in Germany. This is four times more than in 2022.
Photovoltaics boom in Germany. According to “Rzeczpospolita”, last year more new photovoltaic systems for generating electricity and heat were built in our neighbors than ever before. According to data from the Federal Association of the Solar Industry, over a million new photovoltaic systems were installed in Berlin alone. The so-called balcony power plants.
The popularity of balcony power plants in Germany is growing
Last year, approximately 270,000 plug-in photovoltaic devices were launched in Germany. This is four times more than in 2022. In the first quarter of last year alone – as reported by dw.com – the number of registered small solar systems increased more than sevenfold compared to the same period in 2022. The industry forecasts that by 2030 there may be 12 million plug-in photovoltaic systems in Germany.
The Federal Association of the Solar Industry points out that half of the newly installed solar energy installations in 2023 were in the domestic segment, while one third were in open spaces. Photovoltaic systems on the roofs of commercial buildings accounted for approximately 18%.
Approximately 3.7 million photovoltaic systems were installed throughout Germany, generating approximately 62 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity last year, which covered approximately 12 percent of the country’s GDP. German electricity consumption.
Photovoltaic boom also in 2024?
The Solar Industry Association expects a photovoltaic boom also in 2024, explaining it by the continued increase in electricity prices and attractive financing conditions for new installations. The organization appeals to the government to introduce facilities for those willing to install new installations and to reduce bureaucracy.