Published on July 5th, 2012 | by Thomas Gerke8
Installation of 500,000 German PV Solar Systems (Video)
This is an awesome, short video of the first big, industrial-scale push towards solar energy in human history. The video used geo-referenced data to visualize the installation of 500,000 PV solar systems all over Germany between January 2009 and September 2011. Since Germany is currently the epicenter of this global solar revolution, it’s perhaps the most dramatic look at the short period in time during which the solar capacity of the world has quadrupled.
I don’t know if future history books will tell of this development. As a solar energy enthusiast, I can’t help but wonder: Will this effort by thousands of independent small and large investors one day be remembered as one of those moments in history that precluded a massive change in human history?
Only time will tell.
Enjoy the short video! (Listen to some music if you like, as it is mute.)