More and more companies and private households in Germany are using the sun's energy to generate electricity. In March of the current year, a good 2.6 million photovoltaic systems with a total nominal output of around 70,600 megawatts were installed on roofs and properties, as the Federal Statistical Office announced on Tuesday in Wiesbaden. The number of systems increased by 16 percent within a year. Installed capacity increased by 21 percent.
Last year, a good 54.3 million megawatt hours of electricity were fed into the grid through the operation of photovoltaic systems in Germany, 20 percent more than a year earlier. The share of photovoltaics in electricity generation rose to 11 percent, after 9 percent in 2021.
All photovoltaic systems that feed into public grids and have an electricity meter that measures the amount of electricity fed in are recorded. Smaller plants, such as balcony power plants, are usually not included.