Renewable energy accounted for 55.8 per cent of Germany’s net electricity generation across the first half of 2020, according to new figures published Wednesday by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE). The record first half of 2020 included a new monthly high record of 61.8% renewables, set in February. Fraunhofer ISE keeps a tight watch on Germany’s electricity generation through its Energy Charts platform and on Wednesday announced that Germany’s renewable energy sector set a new generation record. Across the first six months of 2020, renewable energy dominated. Solar and wind electricity generation fed a total of 102.9TWh into Germany’s public electricity grid – up 11.5% on the same six months a year earlier. Wind energy was particularly dominant in Germany’s electricity grid, generating 30.6% of the total net generated electricity.
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