Renewables met half Germany’s power demand in first half

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From pv magazine Germany

Germany’s Federal Environment Agency has revealed renewables generated around 138 TWh of electricity in the first six months of the year – roughly 10 TWh more than in the same period of 2019.

Solar accounted for around 28 TWh of the 2020 first-half figure, up approximately 3 TWh on H1 2019, as renewables met half the nation’s electricity demand.

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Newly installed PV generation capacity for the first six months hit 2.24 GW and Germany’s cumulative capacity stood at 51 GW at the end of June.

Wind energy was the most important energy source in the German electricity mix in the first half, outpacing coal, natural gas, nuclear energy and other renewables and providing more than half the country’s clean electricity.