Renewable energy sources generated over half of German electricity across the nine months of 2020, with wind the clear winner generating over a quarter of the country’s power. Further highlighting the growth of renewable energy in Germany’s power mix is the hierarchy of generating sources. Wind energy generated 96.8TWh over the first three quarters of 2020, accounting for nearly 27% of the total. Brown coal was the second largest source of electricity generation, with 15% of the total, but importantly, third place was solar PV with 13%. Both wind and solar, then, generated more electricity than nuclear and natural gas, and when combined, the two main sources of renewable electricity generation accounted for 143.9TWh, or 39.75% of the total, according to Energy-Charts, a publicly available tool provided by Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE).
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