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Solar expansion in Berlin speeds up

Montage Photovoltaik auf Dach

The share of solar power in Berlin's electricity mix is increasing: More and more solar systems are being installed in the capital.

The Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises published the monitoring report for the Solarcity Master Plan for 2022 on Monday. According to the report, around 3,700 new solar systems were installed in 2022.

Positive trend intensifies

According to the report, the expansion of solar installations is progressing even faster this year: in the first half of 2023, more than 4,800 units were already connected to the grid. This means that more than 20,000 solar installations are currently active in Berlin. Furthermore, Stromnetz Berlin GmbH also recorded significantly more connection requests for solar systems in the first half of 2023. According to the Solarcity Master Plan, 25 percent of Berlin's electricity is to be generated by solar energy by 2035. At the end of 2022, the share was 3.5 per cent.

"Berlin has enormous potential for solar energy"

Senator for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises, Franziska Giffey, emphasised the relevance of solar expansion for the future of the capital: "Whether on roofs, balconies or facades: Berlin has enormous potential for solar energy. With our master plan, we are driving forward the solar turnaround in Berlin and want to make Solarcity a Berlin trademark."

Author: BerlinOnline/deepl.com
Publication date: 7 August 2023
Last updated: 7 August 2023