When the sun switches off the solar panels

In sunny weather, power lines are becoming overloaded — leading the grid operator to cut off supply from the solar panels.

The more the sun shines in the southern German town of Aurach, the more likely it is that Jens Husemann’s solar panels will be disconnected from the grid—an exasperating paradox at a time when Germany is navigating an energy supply crisis.

“It’s being switched off every day,” Husemann told AFP during a recent sunny spell, saying there had been more than 120 days of forced shutdowns so far this year.
Husemann, who runs an energy conversion business near Munich, …
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