January 22 (SeeNews) - Italy's renewable power plants produced enough power in 2015 to meet about 28.5% of the country’s electricity demand, according to data by power grid operator Terna SpA (BIT:TRN).
Excluding hydropower, the share of wind, solar and geothermal energy sources was 14.3%. Meanwhile, thermal power plants produced 56.8% of Italy’s power. More details are available in the table.
|(figures in TWh)||2015||2014|
|Solar PV output||24.7||21.8|
|Wind power output||14.6||15.1|
|Geothermal power output||5.8||5.6|
In December alone, Italy’s solar, wind and geothermal power plants produced enough to meet over 8.1 % of the country’s electricity needs.