Friday, April 01, 2005

The Vancouver Renewable Energy Co-op had a booth at the Better World Handbook Festival last weekend. One person approached me and questioned the viability of solar power here on BC's coast.

I pointed out the success of solar power in Germany which receives less annual sunlight than Vancouver. She said I was wrong. So I double-checked.

Yes, Vancouver does receive more sun than cities in Germany. And yes Germany does use a lot of solar power. In fact, Germany now has the largest installed solar PV base – 300 MW compared to 280 in Japan and 90 in the US.

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