Power stations to the total value of 3.6 billion euros were imported, exports amounted to 1.4 billion euros.
Just under 2.5 million photovoltaic power stations had been installed by November 2022, an increase of 14% on the same month a year earlier. New record high: photovoltaics accounted for almost 12% of the total electricity fed into the grid from January to November 2022.
From Germany’s perspective, China is by far the most important country of origin of photovoltaic power stations. Roughly 87% of the photovoltaic power stations imported to Germany in 2022 came from the People’s Republic. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the value of these imports amounted to just over 3.1 billion euros. Overall, Germany imported photovoltaic power stations with a value of roughly 3.6 billion euros last year. China was the most important supplier of solar cells, solar modules and the like, followed at a significant distance by the Netherlands (143 million euros or 4%) and Taiwan (94 million euros, 3%).