January 8 (SeeNews) - Wind power generation in Germany jumped to 86 TWh in 2015 from 57.3 TWh a year ago and helped the country reach 30% share of power production, according to calculations by Agora Energiewende.
Onshore wind farms produced 77.9 TWh, up by 39% year-on-year, while offshore generation surged nearly fivefold to 8.1 TWh.
The solar photovoltaic (PV) power output, meanwhile, increased by 2.4 TWh to 38.5 TWh.
Overall, renewables met 32.5% of Germany’s power needs last year, up by more than 5 percentage points on 2014. August 23 marked a new record for renewable power generation. Between 1300 and 1400 on that day, local time, 83.2% of all power demand in Germany was met by renewables.
The table below shows the share of different renewable energy sources in total power generation in Germany in 2015.
|Source||2015 share||2014 share|
Agora expects the share of renewables to keep rising in 2016, mainly thanks to wind power capacity additions.