Wind energy now on par with nuclear energy in Germany

Wind energy has become an integral part of the energy supply. A new milestone for the transformation of energy supply systems was reached last year with renewable energy now accounting for 29 percent of the gross energy consumption. That is more than the conventional nuclear and brown coal power plants.

“With 80 TWh, wind energy’s contribution to the gross German energy generation is now 12.4 percent whilst nuclear energy lies at 13 percent. Energy production with offshore wind energy plants is gathering speed” says Prof Dr Kurt Rohrig, editor of the new “Germany Wind Energy Report 2016”, as he outlines the significance of wind energy.

The new “Germany Wind Energy Report 2016” is published by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy Systems Technology in Kassel.


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