News Digest Item
28 Jul 2017

Renewables cover 35 percent of German power demand


Renewable energy sources covered 35 percent of power demand in Germany in the first half of 2017, utilities association BDEW said on Friday. In the first half of 2016, the renewables share was 33 percent. Onshore wind power installations made the largest contribution. They produced nearly 14 percent more than a year ago. Offshore wind saw the sharpest increase with a year-on-year rise of 47.5 percent. Electricity production from PV rose by 13.5 percent, biomass-fueled installations produced 2.2 percent more power.

Find the BDEW press statement in German here.

Get more data on German power production and energy consumption on the Clean Energy Wire factsheet.

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