In just two weeks Germany has managed to break three solar energy records!

First the Fraunhofer ISE solar energy research institute that monitors solar output in the country noticed a rise to a record 24.24 gigawatts around midday on June 6, 2014.

During the same week, solar power systems around Germany generated a total of 1.26 terawatt-hours of energy.

And on the following Monday, German solar power took center stage once again by accounting for 50.6 percent of total electricity demand, which means half the total energy powering the country came from photovoltaic panels.