Monday, August 3, 2015

Germany met 78% of the day’s electricity demand using renewable energy sources

It is happened on July 25 due to a sunny conditions in southern Germany (where most of the country’s solar panels reside), and storms across northern Europe (most of Germany’s wind turbines have been installed in the north). On that day wind and solar generated 40.65 gigawatts (GW) of power.
Combined with other forms of renewables, including 4.85 GW from biomass and 2.4 GW from hydropower, the total reaches 47.9 GW of renewable power — occurring at a time when peak power demand was 61.1 GW. Renewable sources accounted for 27.8 percent of Germany’s power consumption in 2014, up from 6.2 percent in 2000. Read more at http://thinkprogress.org/