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German wind and solar produced as much 60% on 3 October

  •   German electricity production 1-3 October
    German electricity production 1-3 October. Source: BCCONSULT.

Wind and solar produced as much as 60% of Germany’s electricity during the 3 October, according to an energy consultant.

Around noon of that day, the two renewable technologies were producing 59.1% of the country’s power with conventional sources above 100MW in size producing just 23GW, according to the study by Bernard Chabot.

Windy and sunny conditions contributed to the boost.

In total 36.4% of the days total electricity produced came from solar and wind. The contribution was large enough to reduce the European electricity price index (ELIX) during the day with power at 1400 as cheap as it was at 0600.
 

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