U.S. has more sun — and less solar than Germany

german-us-solarVirtually all of the continental United States has far better potential for solar PV energy production than Germany. In fact, the solar PV production potential in much of Germany is essentially equivalent to that in much of Alaska. Yet Germany is not only the global leader in solar PV demand, but it currently gets more than 20 times as much of its energy from solar than the far more sun-rich United States.

For more information on the solar potential where you live, go to http://www.nrel.gov/gis/solar.html.