Renewables reach share of over 40 percent in Germany’s net power generation
The net output of renewable energy sources in Germany’s power mix has reached a new record share in the first half of 2018, the website Energy Charts run by research institute Fraunhofer ISE says. With a net generation of 113 terawatt hours (TWh) between the beginning of January and the end of June, wind turbines, solar panels and other renewable sources contributed about 41.5 percent to the country’s total power generation, 9 percent more than during the same period last year and over a third higher than in 2014. Wind turbines produced 55.2 TWh, making them the strongest renewable energy source in the German power mix in the first half of 2018 and second only to lignite plants in total generation which produced 66.7 TWh. Solar power plants fed 22.3 TWh into the grid, over 12 percent more than in the first half of 2017. Hydropower contributed another 12.5 TWh, and bioenergy plants 23 TWh.
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