our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness Phaedr. 244a

2013/02/11

looking back at German forward thinking


http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2001/07/45056

Germany Embraces the Sun
Reiner Gaertner   07.09.01
FREIBURG, Germany -- Germany is not necessarily known as the sunniest spot in Europe. But nowhere else do so many people climb on their roofs to install solar panels.
Since the introduction of the Renewable Energies Laws (EEG) in April last year, Germany has been experiencing a remarkable boom in solar energy.
"When my cab driver gives me a lecture about solar technologies, I know I am back home," raved Rian van Staden, executive director of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) about Freiburg, the sunniest city in Germany and host to the InterSolar conference July 6-8....