German wind power generation falls by 20% Y/Y in Aug 2012
(SeeNews) – Sep 4, 2012 – The power generated German fed only 2.2 billion kWh electricity into the grid, which is by a 20% year-on-year decrease so far the lowest figure in 2012.
From January to August, the wind turbines' power generation increased to 29.6 billion kWh from 26.6 billion kWh in the same period of 2011. The strong January generation contributed particularly to this positive net balance.
The joint electricity production of wind and solar power plants in Germany amounted to some 52 billion kWh in the first eight months of 2012.
While wind power production was well above solar power generation in the months from January to April, since May solar systems produce more electricity than wind turbines. This trend is likely to reverse again in favour of wind energy during the autumn months.