29 Jul '12, 3pm

AltEnergyInfo: Over 25% of electricity in Germany now comes from renewable sources

AltEnergyInfo: Over 25% of electricity in Germany now comes from renewable sources

Germany continues to lead the way in renewable energy use – statistics for the first half of 2012 show that 25.97% of Germany’s electricity supply came from renewable energy sources. This year’s number represents a large increase over the 2011 results, which was 20.56%. The percentage increase is actually accelerating – the first half number for 2010 was 18.3%. The largest increase over 2011 came from solar photovoltaic power, which had an increase of 47%. Total amount of renewable energy produced was 67.9 terawatt hours (TWh). (A terawatt hour is defined a being equal to a sustained power generation of 114 megawatts for a period of one year). Here’s the breakdown from Cleantechnica.org – the stats show the percentage of the overall each resource provided, along with the increase over the first half of 2011.

Full article: http://www.alt-energy.info/alternative-energy/over-25-of-...

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