2019 was a historic year in Germany. For the First Time, Electricity Generation of Renewables exceeded from Fossil Fuels

For the first time in the history of Germany, the share of renewable electricity generation into the electricity mix of the country has exceeded from the share of fossil fuels, in 2019. Over the previous year, the generated electricity from all sources of energy reached 515.56 Tera-Watt-hour (TWh).

Renewables accounted for 46% of the total, however, fossil fuels allotted slightly more than 40% to itself. In 2019 the total electricity production from all renewable sources was about 237 TWh, an increase of 7 percent compared to 2018, and above fossil fuel carriers (207 TWh) for the first time. The electricity generated by nuclear plants was 71.1 TWh, slightly less than 2018. In all, the share of non-renewable energy sources in the electricity mix decreased by 14 percent, according to Fraunhofer ISE.

It also noted that the share of nuclear energy is NOT included in the share of renewables. In other words, renewables include wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower. Among renewables, wind power has allotted more than others, with 24.6% of the total, next solar with 9%, then biomass with  8.6%, and finally hydropower with 3.8% of the total German electricity generation in 2019.


Source:@FraunhoferISE & @Solar_Edition



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