Renewable Energy Surges in Germany, Reaching 58.4% of Electricity Production

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Renewable energy sources accounted for 58.4 percent of all electricity produced in Germany in Q1 2024. This impressive figure represents 121.5 billion kilowatt hours, an annual increase of 11.6 percent.

Conversely, conventionally produced electricity saw a significant decline, dropping by 25.4 percent and representing only 41.6 percent of the country’s power generation.

Wind power, a major contributor, experienced an annual increase of five billion kilowatt hours, or 12 percent, making up 38.5 percent of Germany’s electricity. Solar power production also saw substantial growth, rising by 1.4 billion kilowatt hours (+21 percent) and comprising 6.6 percent of the national total.

“Never before has so much renewably generated energy been produced and fed into the grid in Germany,” said Thomas Grigoleit, Director of Energy, Building, and Environmental Technologies at Germany Trade & Invest. “Almost 60 percent climate-friendly electricity shows that the expansion of wind and solar capacities continues to bear fruit, and that Germany is on the way toward climate neutrality.”

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