Renewables Bavaria’s most important power source for first time
In 2016, renewable energy sources were the most important power source in the southern German state of Bavaria for the first time ever, the Bavarian State Ministry for the Economy & Energy says in a press release. With a total of 35 terawatt hours and a share of 43.3 percent in gross power generation - primarily from hydro, solar PV, and biomass plants - renewables contributed most to the electricity supply in the economic powerhouse state last year. Economy Minister Ilse Aigner said that Bavaria’s renewables buildout was “ahead of schedule”, and the aim of achieving a 70 percent share of renewable power production by 2025 was “more than halfway through”.
Read the press release in German here.