German solar, wind power generation grows 27% in Jan- Sep 2012 - report
Oct 3, 2012 - Wind and solar power plants in Germany generated a total of 57.6 billion kWh in the first nine months of 2012, an increase of almost 27% year-on-year, news portal IWR said on Tuesday, citing estimates of the European Energy Exchange.
Accumulated wind power generation came in at 32.6 billion kWh in the period, recording a 10% rise. In September alone, wind power plants fed into the grid 3.02 billion kWh of electricity which corresponds to a monthly increase of 40%. However, August was the month of the least winds so far this year.
Electricity generated from solar power grew to 25 billion kWh in the first nine months of the year, from 16 billion kWh a year earlier. However, solar power production fell by one-fourth to 2.91 billion kWh in September as compared with August 2012.
Wind and solar power complement each other. Wind power contributed much more to electricity generation than solar power from January to April, while solar power generated more electricity than wind in the period from May to August.
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