According to a story in the New York Times, Germany expects to spend
120 billion euros ($184 billion) in public support (for Solare PV generating facilities) by 2015.Yet there is only enough sunshine in Germany to generate electricity for 1528 hours a year or less than 20% of the time.
I should pause her to tell you that it is now 2:55 PM in Germany and electrical generation from Solar PV sources has dropped to 1.3 GWs. In an hour and 20 minutes that figure will be down to zero. Is Germany's enormous investment in Solar PV a worthwhile alternative to nuclear power? Of course not. We are talking about an impossible fantasy.