Renewable energies accounted for 40.4% of electricity generation in Germany in 2018, a new annual record, thanks to the rise in solar production, according to the Fraunhofer ISE Group. Renewable energies produced 219 TWh in the last 12 months, compared to 210 TWh in 2017 when their share in the electricity mix reached 38.2%. The share of solar increased by 1.2 percentage points to 8.4%, or 45.8 TWh, thanks to a hot and sunny summer. Wind generation also increased by 5.7 TWh to 111.4 TWh, representing 20.4% of total production. Germany aims to increase the share of renewable energies in its electricity mix to 65% by 2030.
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