According to the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany saw a significant increase in net electricity generation from wind and photovoltaics (PV) in 2022. The country’s renewable energy share of the net electricity mix was 49.6%, up from 45.6% in 2021.
PV in particular saw a 19% increase in electricity generation compared to the previous year. This growth was driven by the addition of 6.1 GW of PV power plants and favourable weather conditions. German PV systems generated approximately 58 TWh in 2022, with 53 TWh fed into the public grid and 5 TWh self-consumed.
Meanwhile, wind generation, both onshore and offshore, fell slightly to 123 TWh. Onshore wind generated about 99 TWh, while offshore wind generated about 25 TWh, with 21 TWh generated in the North Sea and 4 TWh in the Baltic Sea. The addition of onshore and offshore wind capacity was weak, with installed capacity reaching 58 GW and 8.1 GW, respectively.
Despite the slight decrease in wind generation, solar and wind combined saw a 21 TWh increase to 181 TWh in 2022. Renewable energy sources made up 244 TWh of net electricity generation in 2022, a 7.4% increase on the previous year.
Here the press release of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.