“Renewable energies stay on growth track”
The share of renewable energies in German gross power consumption was 32 percent in the first quarter of 2017, a slight increase compared to the same period in 2016, German utility association BDEW said in a press release. Power generation by wind, solar and other renewable sources climbed 4 percent to 50.1 billion kilowatt hours (kWh), with offshore wind power showing the greatest increase (36.7 percent), followed by solar PV (29 percent) and onshore wind power (3.1 percent). Power generation from bioenergy plants grew by 2.1 percent, while hydro power generation dropped by 31.3 percent due to “low precipitation levels”, the BDEW explained.
Find the press release in German here.
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