Directions for the Solar Economy: PV-Roadmap 2020

Jan 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Facts & Figures

Competitive, environmentally friendly, decentralized – The solar economy as a central pillar of a sustainable energy supply

A study by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Prognos AG for the German Solar Industry Association




Introduction and background

The photovoltaic sector in Germany has developed dynamically over the past years. At the end of 2009, the cumulative installed capacity was 9.8 GW; at the end of  2010 it will be approximately 18 GW. Within the solar economy, numerous companies have developed which manufacture and install products for this growth industry – from machines and plant construction to modules and system components. Many of these companies have become leaders on the global market. In this sense, the political and social project of supporting renewables technologies to the point of commercial maturity, for example with the Renewable Energy Sources Act, has yielded positive results. The photovoltaic industry itself, with its
consistent reduction of costs, has also contributed to this development. In the face of the coming challenges, in particular in competition with Asian suppliers, and in light of the expected global growth of this economic sector, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Prognos AG, together with the German Solar Industry Association, have jointly developed a vision for the photovoltaic industry in Germany. From this vision are derived concrete targets until 2020 as well as measures that are necessary to reach these targets.

Go to:  PV-Roadmap 2020 PDF Document 

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