‘Record’ six months for clean power in Germany – reNews – Renewable Energy News

‘Record’ six months for clean power in Germany – reNews – Renewable Energy News

Renewable energy delivered a record 44% of the electricity consumed in Germany in the first half of 2019, up from 39% in the same period last year, new data shows.

Preliminary analysis by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemberg (ZSW) and the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) shows onshore wind provided 55.8 terrawatt-hours, up from 47.3TWh in first six months of last year.

Output from offshore wind grew to 12.0TWh, from 9.2TWh, while solar supplied 24.0TWh, compared with 23.0TWh in the previous year.

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