At around 47 percent, renewable energies covered almost half of gross electricity consumption in Germany this year. That was around five percentage points more than in the previous year, as the Federal Association of Energy and Water Industries announced today. "The main reasons for the growth were the windy start of the year with record values in electricity generation from onshore wind energy and the sunny summer months," it said.
The share of renewable energies in total electricity generation - i.e. including the exported quantities - was around 45 percent and thus also around five points above the level of the previous year.
According to BDEW, a total of 574 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity were generated this year - two percent less than in 2021. 256 billion kWh came from renewables. Wind turbines on land accounted for the largest share, generating almost 100 billion kWh. Photovoltaic systems contributed 62 billion kWh and biomass almost 47 billion kWh.