This is a really great article going into detail on the energy mix in Germany. Germany has consistently lead from the front in terms of renewables and they are also leading the way in energy storage. In 2015, 41% of new solar installations incorporated energy storage. Unlike the UK, Germany are phasing out their whole nuclear fleet and this uptake in solar and energy storage will certainly aid in filling the gap.
Germany's commitment to renewables and a low carbon economy is keeping us very busy at Hyperion. We have just recruited a new sales team for a leading solar developer there and we are currently working on some very exciting roles in energy storage.
Fully autonomous off-grid solar systems are expensive, but partial storage in grid-connected systems provides improved economy for both homeowners and power utilities. The Renewable Energy Storage Subsidy Program of the KfW Development Bank arranges low-interest federal loans and payback assistance covering up to 25% of the required investment outlays. KfW has determined that 41% of Germany’s new solar installations in 2015 included battery storage, compared with less than 14% the previous year. This level of adoption likely constitutes a world record for dedicated solar storage.