A new milestone shows the domination of RES in the first 9 months in Germany and now the energy landscape is definitely changing to its purest form.
More than half of Germany’s electricity needs were met by renewable energy sources in the first nine months of 2020, with wind farms being the net “winner” factor of more than a quarter of total electricity.
In particular, wind farms produced 96.8 TWh in the first three quarters of the year, representing about 27% of the total. Second in line is coal with 15% and in 3rd place photovoltaics with 13%.
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Both wind and photovoltaic generated more electricity than nuclear and natural gas, reaching together 143.9 TWh, or 39.75% of the total, according to available data from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE).
All forms of renewable energy totaled 193,111 TWh, i.e. 52.9% of the national electricity generation mix with the data so far.