Fraunhofer ISE: Germany has to install 14 GW of new PV systems per year by 2030
Post date: 17/12/2020 - 08:43
As part of its »Green Deal«, the EU stipulates that CO2 emissions must be reduced by 55 percent by 2030 and by 100 percent by 2050 (in each case compared to the reference year 1990). To achieve these targets, Germany would have to add photovoltaic power plants with a capacity of 10 to 14 GW per year by 2030. For wind power, an annual increase of 9 GW is needed to provide sufficient CO2-free electricity for Germany.
This is the conclusion published by Fraunhofer ISE in a short study. The researchers have recalculated the consequences of the new EU targets for the expansion of renewable energies in Germany and updated a study from February.
If the reduction of CO2 emissions by 65 percent is to be achieved by 2030, battery electric vehicles would have to account for 30 to 35 percent of passenger transport in the mobility sector, according to further results. To be climate-neutral in 2050, conventional internal combustion engines are to be eliminated from passenger car traffic as well as from freight transport.
The updated study »Paths to a Climate-Neutral Energy System. The German Energy Transition in its Social Context« (February 2020, update December 2020) is available free of charge as a download (see link).