Released on 06. 10. 2021 The solar industry expects the expansion of the Solar energy in Germany. Photo: Patrick Pleul Already heard? You can now have your messages read out to you. Simply click on the play symbol in any article or add the article to your personal playlist using the plus symbol and listen to it later. Listen to the article: In Germany there are currently around 4.5 million solar systems in operation. The Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft expects double-digit growth this year. Munich (dpa) - The solar industry expects the expansion of solar energy in Germany to accelerate further in the next few years. In this Year, the installed capacity of photovoltaic systems is estimated by 10 to 15 percent rise, as the Federal Solar Industry Association (BSW) announced on Wednesday. According to the industry association, one driver will be the increasing spread of electric cars. According to BSW, there are currently around 4.5 million solar systems in Germany for generating electricity or heat in operation. "We expect that the next federal government will significantly accelerate solarization," said BSW Managing Director Carsten K\u00f6rnig in Munich.