In the first half of 2017, 35 percent of renewable energy was generated, breaking the green energy record
According to the BEE Renewable Energy Association, Germany increased the share of its electricity generated from renewable sources to 35 percent in the first half of 2017, up from 33 percent the year before.
Germany is said to be aiming to phase out its nuclear power plants by 2022. Germany’s renewable Energy Act (EEG) is responsible for the steady growth in renewable energy over the past 20 years. It has to be said that the act was reformed this year to cut the cost of renewable energy for consumers.
The combined share of wind, hydro and solar power in Germany climbed to 35% in the first half of 2017, according to a BEE report published on July 3 local time. On sunny days with strong winds, Germany can get 85% of its electricity from renewable sources. Such good results are unprecedented.
The German government has pledged to implement a series of measures aimed at achieving an energy transition goal of 80% of electricity consumption from renewable sources and decarbonization of the economy by 2050.
On November 30, German Federal Network Agency released statistics: Photovoltaic installed capacity in October was 148.9MW, of which 39.4MW came from 15 centralized ground photovoltaic power stations, including large-scale photovoltaic power stations built by competitive bidding, and distributed photovoltaic power stations accounted for 109.4MW.
Observers say that if Germany maintains this growth rate, it will meet its target of installing less than 2.5 GIGawatts this year.
According to statistics, by the end of 2017, Germany’s cumulative installed photovoltaic capacity reached 42.7GW.