More sun in Germany’s schools
UBA President assumes sponsorship of nationwide school contest
The "Solarenergie macht Schule e.V." association is now looking for the most solar-energy oriented school in Germany. “Solar energy is becoming more and more significant, which is why our youth should learn about it earlier on,” says President Jochen Flasbarth of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), who has taken on sponsorship of this contest. With respect to a secure energy supply fit for the future, solar energy in particular is a key component. The solar power industry has also proven to be important both as a sector of the economy and field of work. The sector provided more than 120,000 jobs in 2010. The share of solar energy in Germany’s power mix could reach 19% by 2050.