Fox News Claims Germany Has More Solar Power Than U.S. Because It’s Sunnier There
Actually, Germany has significantly less sun--they're just putting their rays to better use.
Why Germany Generates More Solar Power
In this segment of Fox & Friends, called “Pulling the Plug: The Dim Future of Solar Power,” co-host Gretchen Carlson asked asked Fox Business reporter Shibani Joshi why Germany has been able to generate so much more solar power than the U.S.
“What was Germany doing correctly?,” Carlson asked. “Are they just a smaller country, have they make it more feasible–“
“They’re a smaller country,” Joshi answered, “and they’ve got a lot of sun. Right? They’ve got a lot more sun than we do.”
Well, no. What Germany has a lot of are solar panels. Their solar potential, however, pales in comparison with the U.S.:
Photovoltaic Potential in The U.S. and Germany
[via Media Matters]