News Digest Item
07 Nov 2017

Green power generation reaches new peak with over 44 percent of total production

Spiegel Online

In October 2017, renewable energy sources contributed more to Germany’s power mix than ever before over the period of one month, Spiegel Online reports. Solar, wind, hydro, and bioenergy plants produced 44.1 percent of the country’s electricity in October, which due to several autumn storms saw an exceptionally strong output of wind power installations, the article says. Green energy sources produced a total of 20.7 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) in October, “enough to cover the energy demand of 5.9 million average two-person households over one year”. Wind and solar alone accounted for 14.6 billion kWh, it adds. Since January, renewables on average contributed over 38 percent to Germany’s power mix.

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