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Germany: Renewables provided almost 60 percent of public net electricity generation in 2023




According to analysis, wind and solar power as clear drivers of green energy. Wind power was the most important energy source in 2023 with 139.8 terawatt hours (TWh) and 32 percent of public electricity generation. This was 14.1 percent higher than the previous year's production. The share of onshore wind rose to 115.3 TWh (2022: 99 TWh), offshore production fell slightly to 23.5 TW (2022: 24.75 TWh).


According to Fraunhofer ISE, photovoltaic systems generated around 59.9 TWh in 2023, of which 53.5 TWh were fed into the public grid and 6.4 TWh were consumed themselves. June 2023 was the month with the highest solar power generation ever at around 9 TWh. The maximum solar output of 40.1 GW was reached on July 7th. This corresponded to a share of electricity generation of 68 percent.


Hydropower increased from 17.5 TWh to 20.5 TWh compared to 2022. However, the installed capacity of 4.94 GW has hardly changed compared to previous years. At 42.3 TWh, bioenergy was at the level of 2022 (42.2 TWh) with an installed capacity of 9 GW.

According to Fraunhofer ISE, renewable energies produced a total of around 260 TWh of green electricity in 2023, around 7.2 percent more than in the previous year (242 TWh).

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