Why does Germany have such a hot solar-startup scene?

With solar-energy focused startups including Enpal, Zolar, Solytic, and Sunhero all calling Berlin home, we spoke to founders to find out about everything under the sun.
Why does Germany have such a hot solar-startup scene?

Even before the war in Ukraine put Europe’s precarious reliance on Russian gas in the spotlight, rising energy prices and the climate crisis were driving interest in alternatives like solar energy. 

Germany is no exception. The country’s Solar Industry Association said that there had been a 60 percent rise in the number of homes installing solar systems in 2021 from the year before. With the country struggling to figure out how to end its dependence on Russian gas, demand for solar looks set to keep surging.

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