Renewable energies remain in an updraft

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The passee years, renewable energies in Germany provided about 55,9 Terawatt hours (TWh) of power, which has covered 9,3% of the gross national power consumption. In 2003, this proportion was 7,9%.

For the first time, wind turbines produced in Germany in 2004 more power than hydraulic systems, and Germany is also found for the first time a world leader in
construction of photovoltaic plants: with a power
MW installed PV of 300, Germany ahead of Japan (280 MW).
The proportion of heat produced from renewable energies has also increased slightly during the past year, she has high 4,2%. Biomass, solar energy and geothermal have produced in 2004 62,1 TWh of heat, about 1,3 TWh more than in the previous year.

Sources: VDI Nachrichten, 25 / 02 / 2005
Editor: Nicolas Condette, nicolas.condette@diplomatie.gouv.fr

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