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Germany isn’t the sunniest of countries, but it is a hotbed of solar power. And now it’s home to what the companies involved are calling the world’s largest solar electric power plant. On Friday,
The Gut Erlasee plant uses solar energy to generate about 14,000 megawatt hours annually, enough to meet the demands of a town of about 9,000 inhabitants. Germany is said to account for 60 percent of the world market for solar energy.
The dedication of the Gut Erlasee Solar Park came shortly before Monday’s start of the 21st
Silicon blocks like these at SolarWorld are used to produce solar cells. The boom in the market for solar energy gear has led to a