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Encyclopedia > Renewable energy in Germany

At the end of 2006 renewable energy in Germany provided 11.9% of Germany's energy production. Since 1997, Germany and the other states of the European Union have been working towards a target of 12% renewable energy by 2010. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World renewable energy in 2005 (except 2004 data for items marked* or **). Enlarge image to read exclusions. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

The following table shows the increases in production over recent years, and the percentage of national energy supply contributed by each in 2006 [1]:

Fuel type 2004 2005 2006 2006
Hydropower 21.7 GWh 20.8 GWh 21.6 GWh 3.5%
Wind power 25.5 GWh 27.2 GWh 30.5 GWh 5.0%
Biomass 8.4 GWh 11.2 GWh 15.5 GWh 2.5%
Landfill biogas 2.1 GWh 3.0 GWh 3.6 GWh 0.6%
Photovoltaic 0.6 GWh 1.3 GWh 2.0 GWh 0.3%
Total 58.3 GWh 63.5 GWh 73.2 GWh 11.9%

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Photovoltaic solar energy

Completed in 2006, the 12 MW Solarpark Gut Erlasee photovoltaic system, near Arnstein in Bavaria, is currently the world's largest PV system [2]. The 10 MW Solarpark Bavaria in Germany was also the largest PV installation when completed in 2005, covering 25 hectares (62 acres) with 57,600 photovoltaic panels [3]. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... MW could refer to (in alphabetical order): Lintilla - the original multiple worlds talker Maintenance of way Malawi (ISO 3166-1 country code) Master of Wine Maya Island Air IATA airline designator MediaWiki Mediumwave Megawatt Mens Wearhouse Merriam-Webster The Midwest region of the United States Microwave Miss World Molecular... Arnstein (disambiguation) Categories: | ... The geographic region and Free State of Bavaria (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

At the end of 2004, 79% of all European electricity production capacity from photovoltaic was in Germany, where 794 MWp had been installed. The European Commission anticipates that Germany may have installed around 4,500 MWp by 2010. [4]. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A solar cell, a form of photovoltaic cell, is a device that uses the photoelectric effect to generate electricity from light, thus generating solar power (energy). ... The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive body of the European Union. ...

See also

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External links

  • Parliamentary State Secretary Astrid Klug: Renewable Energy Development in Germany



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