Germany has updated the record for the production of “green” energy

Германия обновила рекорд по добыче "зеленой" энергии

For the first half of 2019 in Germany, energy from the Sun, wind, water and biomass produced more electricity than nuclear and thermal power plants.

For the first six months of 2016 in Germany, the balance of energy production for the first time shifted towards renewable sources of 47.3%. This includes installation, energy generating wind, solar, water and biomass.

Such information was published by the Institute of solar energy systems Companies named Fraunhofer (Fraunhofer ISE).

The first half of 2019 were particularly windy: in the result, the amount of electricity generated by wind turbines grew by about 20% compared to the same period of 2018. Generation of electricity using solar panels increased by 6% and gas power plants – 10%.

Another 43.4% of electricity in Germany is produced in coal (or thermal) and nuclear power plants. Of gas in the energy balance accounted for 9.3% and a minimum percentage of 0.4% from other sources, including oil.

It is noted that by 2030 Germany wants to increase the share “green” electricity to 65%.

We will remind, at the end of 2018 in Germany for more than 40% of electricity was produced from alternative sources. Due to an unusually long summer with many Sunny days, the network has received 4.3% more for eco-electricity, than in 2017.

Source: Russian service of Deutsche Welle

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