Thursday, January 5, 2017

Renewables provided one-third of power generation in Germany in 2016


According to The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg and the German Association of Energy and Water Industries, in 2016 Germany used more renewable electricity than ever before, receiving 32 percent of the gross amount of electricity consumed in the country from renewable sources.

The electricity production growth from renewable energy sources in 2016:
- Offshore wind 13B kWh – up 57 percent over 2015
- Onshore wind 67B kWh – down 6 percent from 2015
- Solar PV 38B kWh – down 1 percent from 2015
- Hydropower (including pumped storage hydro) ~22B kWh – up 13 percent from 2015
- Biomass and waste 52B kWh – up 3 percent over 2015
- Geothermal power 0.2B kWh – up 12 percent over 2015.
Germany government's energy targets for renewables' share in gross electricity consumption is 35 percent by 2020.
Read more at http://www.renewableenergyworld.com