Germany Installs 1 Nuclear Plant Worth Of Wind Energy In First Half Of 2012

Germany installed about 1000mw of wind energy, about 400 wind turbines in the first half of 2012. 1000mw is about equivalent to the output of one nuclear power plant. This was about a 26% increase over the same period in 2011.

Renewables produced 25% of Germany’s power for the first half of 2012 with solar power generation from homes almost doubling. Germany’s government support systems for home solar has helped expedite the move to renewables. Before Germany declared their nuclear phase out after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, the country used about 20% nuclear power. Similar to numbers in the US.

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