Despite a significant increase in domestic production, significantly more photovoltaic systems are still being imported into Germany than exported. Last year, 87 percent of imports worth a total of 3.6 billion euros came from China, the Federal Statistical Office reported on Wednesday. The Netherlands (4 percent) and Taiwan (3 percent) follow at a great distance. Conversely, German manufacturers exported photovoltaic systems worth 1.4 billion euros, primarily to European buyer countries.
The production of solar modules for electricity production has increased in Germany. In the first nine months of 2022, 2.9 million units were built, around 44 percent more than in 2021 and 75 percent more than in the same period of the pre-Corona year 2019. On the other hand, the manufacture of solar collectors stagnated, with their Using solar energy can be converted into heat.
In November 2022, around 2.5 million photovoltaic systems were installed on the roofs and properties of households and companies in Germany. That was 14 percent more than a year earlier, while installed power output increased by 13 percent. 53.4 terawatt hours of solar power were fed into the grid, which means an increase of 20 percent compared to the same period last year. The share of photovoltaics in power generation increased by 3 points to 12 percent in the eleven months. 1.6 million households generated an average income of 183 euros per month from the feed-in.