PV Market Germany

The PV Market of Germany in numbers is as follows (cf. Fraunhofer 2019, p. 6):

  • In 2018 Germany accounted for about 9% (45.9 GWp) of cumulative PV capacity installed worldwide (515 GWp) with about 1.6 million PV systems.
  • The newly installed capacity was about 2.81GWp (1.66 GWp in 2017).
  • In 2018 PV covered 8.7% of the German net electricity demand,
  • renewable sources about 43% of the total net power consumption in Germany.
  • The PV system performance has strongly improved, a typical performance ration today is in the range of 80% to 90%.