Some more superlatives for Germany's solar power expansion: PV Magazine reports that in the first hald of 2012 Germany has installed just over 4.37 gigawatts of grid-tied solar power.
Remarkably just about 1.8 GW of that happened in June alone (perhaps even more remarkable, this isn't even a record amount for one month in Germany).If you're not already impressed, consider some other indicators of the commitment to solar power in Germany and the strong progress being made there:
Back in May, over one weekend solar power provided half of Germany's electricity. Half!
For the month of May as a whole, solar power generated 10% of Germany's electricity, providing one third of peak demand, and an increase of 40% from the same time in 2011.
Another half... over 50% of all the solar power in Germany is owned by citizens and farmers, not utility companies.
Also through the first six month of the year, Germany produced a world record amount of solar power, 14.7 Terawatt-hours.