National record for renewable energy

Last year, on Saturday 25 July, Germany set a new national record for renewable energy by meeting 78 per cent of the day’s electricity demand with renewable sources, exceeding the previous record of 74 per cent set in May of 2014. Wind and solar generated 40.65 gigawatts (GW) of power. Renewable sources accounted for 32.5 percent of Germany’s power consumption in 2015, up from 27.3 percent in 2014.

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