Almost 25 percent more renewables

Stuttgart/Berlin (dpa) – The stormy weather in January and February and the sunny March have caused electricity generation from renewable energies to rise sharply in the first quarter. According to a projection, around 74.5 billion kilowatt hours of electricity were generated from renewables in the first three months, almost 25 percent more than in the same period last year. As the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) reported on Monday, the stormy weather in February even led to a new record month in terms of the electricity generated by wind energy, namely 20.6 billion kilowatt hours. Renewable energies accounted for 54 percent of total electricity consumption in January and February.

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