31 Jul '15, 3pm

A New Record: Renewables Make Up 78% of Germany’s Power Consumption in an Afternoon: For a few

A New Record: Renewables Make Up 78% of Germany’s Power Consumption in an Afternoon: For a few

For a few hours last weekend, on July 25, renewables accounted for 78 percent of Germany's power consumption -- surpassing the old record of 74 percent. The new generation record was enabled by a combination of strong winds in the north, where most of Germany's wind turbines are installed, and sunny conditions in the south, where Germany has installed most of its solar. That's according to Craig Morris , an expert who writes about the country's energy transition. The figures are preliminary. But assuming they're correct, solar and wind will have produced 40.65 gigawatts of power in Germany last Saturday. Adding biomass and hydropower, total renewable power generation reached 47.9 gigawatts. At that point in time, Germany's domestic peak power demand was 61.1 gigawatts. Source: EnergyCharts.de While this is a significant achievement, Germany is still far from becoming a ful...

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