German Solar Breaks Three Records Within Two Weeks

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on Jun 23, 2014

Some other notable German statistics:
- Electricity generated by brown coal in 2013: 145.1 TWh (3.2 TWh increase from 2012)
- Electricity generated by hard coal in 2013: 110.3 TWh (4.5 TWh increase from 2012)
- GHG emissions for 2013: 951 MT (1.2% increase from 2012)
- Amount taken from German residential utility customers to pay for solar subsidies as of 2013: $100 billion
- Percentage of annual power consumption generated by solar 2013: 5.7%
- Germans living in energy poverty increased from 5.5 million to 6.9 million in just the 3 years from 2008 to 2011.

Other records being set:
- Residential electricity rate is now 39 UScent/kWh
- Renewable energy surcharge on each residential bill is now 8.5 UScent/kWh
- Unprecedented amount of power being exported at a loss because of non-curtailment policies for intermittents
- Unprecedented intraday volatility of wholesale power prices

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