Solar in Germany Up 50% Over Last Year

BDEW, the association of German industry, has published figures for renewable energy generation in 2012 until September.

They show solar up to 24.9 TWh between January and September, which is a 50% increase to last year’s 16.5 TWh.

Wind is also up, though only by 8%. It is at 35 TWh, from 32.5 TWh last year.

Wind had a share of 8.6% in the German electricity mix, and solar of 6.1%. All renewable energy generation forms provided 26% of electricity. That latter share will go down for the whole year, since there is less production expected from October to December.

Published by kflenz

Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Author of Lenz Blog (since 2003,

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