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Over 80 Percent of German PV Installed on Rooftops

| Written by John Farrell | 1 Comment | Updated on Jan 19, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Updated 1/28/11: Talk about distributed generation!  In Germany in 2009, nearly 1 in 5 solar PV systems went on residential rooftops and 60% was installed on small to medium residential or commercial buildings. 

The absolute numbers are big, too.  Germany installed nearly 9 gigawatts installed 3 gigawatts of solar in 2009, to reach 9 gigawatts of installed capacity.

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