Renewable Energy Record

June 2019

Was it the wind? Was it the sun? Actually both together with some state-of-the-art ecological technology.

Germany achieved a milestone in March 2019, when 54.4% of the electricity produced in the country came from renewable sources. It was the first time the 50% mark had been broken, according to the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.

And that wasn’t the end of the superlatives. As of May 7, Germany generated 27% of its power by harnessing the wind – more than ever before. Additionally, as of June 26, Germany was getting a record 44% of its electricity used from renewables, according to the industry advocacy group BDEW.

GTAI Director of Energy, Construction and Environmental Technologies, Esther Frey, called these landmark figures “a very significant achievement,” which demonstrates Germany has “changed the way the country will get its power in the future.”

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