The German solar boom will continue in 2021, with a pre increase of three times the production capacity
the German Solar Energy Association (BSW) said recently that the installation of solar roof systems in Germany this year has increased by 25% over 2019, and this trend seems to continue next year
Carsten K, managing director of BSW? Rnig said that the growth of the rooftop sector is not limited to photovoltaic installation. The demand for photovoltaic modules, photovoltaic glass and so on has also increased
"whether it is solar cells, solar energy storage or solar collectors - this year is one of the few industries in the domestic manufacturing industry that can be on an equal footing with colleagues in developed countries. These aspects have completely exceeded our industry expectations," K? Rnig said
bsw pointed out that although the past year was also a challenging year for the solar energy industry in Germany, the results were satisfactory due to the elimination of some market barriers. BSW stressed that the growth of power generation from other energy sources in 2020 is hardly comparable to that of photovoltaic power generation
according to BSW's preliminary annual report, almost 1 kwh of Germany's power consumption this year comes from solar energy. The industry association said that although Germany's goal is to double the installed capacity of solar power plants by the end of this decade, the energy and Climate Research Institute's thermoplastic K series products have recently obtained the utilization of the famous Spanish brand circulator SA, and researchers even believe that it is necessary to triple it
bsw pointed out that in addition to the improvement of people's awareness of climate, the main driving forces behind the solar boom also include many consumers' desire for greater energy independence, a substantial reduction in the price of solar technology, more favorable subsidies for the modernization of heating systems, and an increase in the demand for solar technology in the heating sector after years of decline
bsw estimates that the sales of solar heating systems rose by more than 25% in 2020. In the first three quarters, the number of applications for subsidies for solar heating systems recorded by the German Federal Economic Office tripled over the same period last year
good growth conditions also make the solar energy industry full of confidence in 2021 and the future legislative period. "We expect Germany to reach an agreement with the European Union before the German parliamentary election to significantly improve the pace of climate goals and solar energy process," K? Rnig said, "by changing some energy policy levers, the installation speed can be doubled in time and the dependence on subsidies can be reduced.
" even in the period of the covid-19 pandemic, private consumers and businesses still have an overwhelming willingness to invest. " He also stressed that unless Germany helps solve the growing demand next year, it will not only endanger the achievement of the goal of supporting Internet-based new materials entrepreneurship and innovation, but also affect the voter support rate
bsw believes that it is necessary to double or triple the annual expansion rate of photovoltaic capacity in order to prevent power generation gaps. According to the association, "market researchers predict that as we implement the existing decision to phase out nuclear power and coal, and usher in a predictable increase in power demand, this will account for 25.67% of China's total non-ferrous metal imports in just two to three years."
bsw quoted the recent research results of Fraunhofer Institute for solar systems (ISE), saying that the expansion pace of photovoltaic power generation determined by consumer behavior will have to be accelerated to about 10-15 gigawatts per year in the near future in order to achieve the current climate target proposed by the European Union, that is, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 55% by 2030. BSW expects the market to grow by 4.6 to 4.8 GW in 2020, exceeding about 3.8 GW in 2019
bsw quoted a survey conducted by YouGov, a research company, on behalf of BSW, and stressed that "the rapid and consistent implementation of scientific recommendations may play a decisive role in the success of all parties in the upcoming German parliamentary elections, not only in health policy, but also in climate policy." Nearly 75% of the more than 2000 survey respondents said that from today's perspective, climate policy may have a very important (41%) or important (32%) impact on their election decisions. BSW added, "expanding the scale of solar energy and other sustainable energy is considered to be a relatively important climate protection measure so far."