In 2017, More Than 36% Of Germany's Electricity Comes From Renewable Sources.

- Jan 11, 2018-

According to the state of baden-wurttemberg solar energy and hydrogen research center (ZSW) and Germany's federal energy and water management association (BDEW) data, Germany in 2017 clean energy production is close to 217 billion KWH.

This is a significant improvement over 2016.

In 2016, the amount of renewable energy generated from renewable energy reached 188 billion KWH, accounting for 31.6% of the electricity consumption.

Offshore wind power grew 49 per cent year-on-year to 18.3bn KWH, while onshore wind power grew 31 per cent year on year, up from 66.3 billion kilowatt hours in 2016.

In 2017, onshore wind power accounts for more than 40 percent of the electricity generated by renewable energy.Biomass energy came in second, accounting for nearly 24 percent, followed by solar at about 18 percent.

Stefan Kapferer, chairman of BDEW's executive board, said: "renewable energy shares have exceeded the government's 2020 target of 35 per cent.That's good news for climate protection.