German 2007 Solar Research Tour – Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Freiburg

In October 2007, EcoMotion led a tour of city officials to Germany to study its remarkable Feed-in Tariff. Begun in 2004, in three years Germany became the leading nation in the world for solar deployment. The tour began in Berlin where we met government officials, then toured the Conergy photovoltaic plant on the Polish border, before heading to Munich, Stuttgart, and Freiberg. Participants travelled by train and visited the world’s leading laboratories – including the Fraunhofer Institute — and solar installations, including the world’s largest PV plant at the time, owned by the Juwi Group.