Professor Dr. Bruno Burger of the Fraunhofer Institute on March 11 released a report on renewable energy data for Germany up through the end of February. The whole report is an interesting read, but I’m pulling out some of the most interesting charts and graphs if you’d just like a snapshot.
1. As I think we reported previously, solar power capacity has passed up wind power capacity in Germany. Here are the totals as of February 1, 2013:
2. However, being winter time, a lot more electricity is being produced from wind turbines than solar panels at the moment:
3. Despite what you might have heard from Fossil Nukes, Germany is still a big net exporter of electricity:
4. As we can see from Germany’s weekly solar power production chart, spring is coming close:
5. Here’s a weekly power production chart for wind power:
6. And here’s a combined chart:
Again, check out the full Fraunhofer report for more charts and such.
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- Germany — 26% of Electricity from Renewable Energy in 1st Half of 2012
- Original Video: Renewable Energy in Germany 2012
- Germany Installed Record Amount of Solar Power in 2012, 7.6 GW of New Capacity
- New German Wind Energy Capacity Increases in 2012 by 20%
- April 1st in Germany — Happy Birthday, Renewable Energy Sources Act!
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- German Solar Installations Priced at $2.24 per Watt (US Solar at $4.44 per Watt)