PV-MAGAZINE - ccording to the latest statistics, photovoltaic contribution to Germany’s electricity needs has grown 47 percent in the first half of the year. Meanwhile, to date, 2012 has been a record year for renewable energy in the country.
Initial estimates by the Federal Association of Energy and Water (BDEW), or Bundesverbandes der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft, reveal that renewable energies covered 67.9 billion kWh, or a quarter of Germany’s electricity needs in the first six months of 2012, compared to 56.4 billion kWh in 2011, or 21 percent. As such, their contribution has exceeded the 25 percent mark, for the first time.
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