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Potential for Photovoltaics in Germany Could Be up to 200 Gigawatts

200 experts attended the “2nd Inverter and PV System Technology Forum”

Nobody had expected that the German solar market for 2011 would turn out so well. This was the unanimous verdict of those on the "2nd inverter and PV System Technology Forum 2012" that took place on 23 and 24 January 2012. At the end of the year, of the total installed capacity of 24 GWpeak in Germany, 7.5 gigawatts were added in just the last year. This doesn’t only bring new challenges for the grid infrastructure – as extensively discussed in the media – but also for the entire photovoltaic system. Technical solutions for dealing with the rapid growth of solar energy were discussed by around 200 experts in Berlin. The conference clearly showed that the industry is heavily engaged in finding practical solutions to these. Energy storage will be increasingly used in most PV systems in the next few years, was the key message of several presentations.

The follow-up conference "Inverter and PV System Technology Forum - USA 2012", which will take place on 27 and 28 February 2012 in San Francisco, will highlight from a U.S. perspective the growing importance of the electrical components and their contribution to a trouble-free and profitable operation of PV systems over the long term. For further information see:

Edited videos of the event together with interviews will shortly be available on the website of the official TV media partner of the conference, SolarPV.TV (

Judith Hübner, phone: +49 (0)30 / 72 62 96-327, email: judith.huebner(at)


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