Sun and wind provide Germany with as much electricity as 40 large power plants
Muenster - The series of storms this week enabled Germany to set a new record for wind and solar power. According to IWR, a German renewable energy institute based in Muenster, wind and solar facilities delivered nearly 44,000 megawatt (MW) of power during peak times on Monday, 30 March 2015. That is equivalent to the output of roughly 40 large power plants of average size. During this time, solar systems produced with a peak power of more than 13,000 MW, with wind turbines adding more than 30,000 MW. The figures are based on an analysis of preliminary data from the electricity exchange and network operators. The output exceeded the previous all-time record for wind and solar in April 2014 (38,000 MW) by nearly 16 percent. “Ten years ago, many experts would have thought an output record like this to be inconceivable,” said IWR Director Norbert Allnoch in Muenster.
Muenster, 2 April 2015
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In 1996, the International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR) was established as an independent and private service institution of the renewable energy industry. The IWR focuses on the fields of research, economic and policy consultation as well as media and international networks in the renewable or regenerative energies sector. One main objective of the IWR is to play an instrumental role in introducing and spreading awareness for an industrial, international business profile of the renewable energy industry.
Dr. Norbert Allnoch, Director of the International Economic Platform of Renewable Energies (IWR), 1995, on the definition: "According to our definition, the Renewable Energy Industry is one which takes an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of renewable energy supply (protecting both the climate and resources) and the construction of renewable plants and systems (industry policy for the three areas electricity, heat and fuel."Chronology of the Renewable Energy Industry - Important IWR contributions, including prizes and awards - 2007 Publication of the first structural analysis for a federal state according to the IWR-analysis method for renewable systems engineering and servicesï¿½(study "Zur Lage der regenerativen Energiewirtschaft in NRW" )2007 International network-contacts:IWR-director Dr. Allnoch speaks with King Harald V. of Norway and ï¿½slaug Haga, norwegian minister of energy Presentation of the network / RENIXX in the USA, dialogue with McGinty, environment minister of Pennsylvania2006 IWR starts renewable stock index RENIXXï¿½ (