Wednesday, February 16, 2011

USA v Germany

Last week i posted a map of the USA's solar resource. Now i'm having a look at how that compares to other countries.
Germany's sunshine is comparable to Alaska, and maybe the northwest tip of mainland USA - about half that of mainland USA. Also, Germany has only a quarter of the USA's population.

Despite all this, Germany employs twice as many people in the solar industry, and installs 6 times more solar than the USA. America has such a great resource - and it's going to waste.

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