This film “Solar power research in Germany” highlights the innovative strengths of the solar industry in Germany by illustrating three projects carried out under the initiative “F&E für Photovoltaic”.
With this initiative the German Government supports Germany’s research activity in the solar power industry with close to 50 million euros in funding. Not all of the projects where conducted in Germany where there is a high level of adoption for solar power but also an island of Scottland.
The island of Eigg of the coast of Scotland uses a combination of rainwater collected hydro electric generators plus some wind and now solar power to completely power their homes and businesses. The addition of solar panels now guarentees each resident 5kwatts of generator, 24 hours a day compared to the 5 hours a day previously. The new solar panels have also reduced the cost of electricity for each resident.
The video is english and shows what can be done to move away from fossil fuels if a civilization truely wishes to.
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.