Germany sets new record for solar power

The Germans have set a new record for power produced by harnessing the sun’s rays into electricity. According to the German government, the power produced reached 22 Gigawatts of electricity through the the midday hours of Friday and Saturday.

The 22 Gogawatts equals the output of 20 nuclear power plants. The power produced equalled roughly half of what Germany needed on Saturday and about a third of what was needed on Friday when the country’s factories and offices were full.

The 22 GW is about twice of the record from last year which was 14 GW.

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