Facts about Germany 2015 2015 - Page 93

Use of windpower and solar energy by federal state in output (MW) Schleswig- Solar energy Wind power 1,408Holstein 3,753 Mecklenburg West Pommerania 2,278 1,099 35 Hamburg 143 36 32.5 % 56 Bremen In first-half 2015, 32.5 percent of the electrical energy consumed was generated by renewable sources. Lower Saxony 7,617 3,258 SaxonyAnhalt 1,561 3,921 4,102 2,712 3,430 1,088 1,662 1,696 1,414 1,059 907 Thuringia RhinelandPalatinate 202 4,645 Saarland At year-end 2014 1.5 million solar PV plants were installed in Germany. Power grid Electricity is distributed to the individual regions via the high-voltage power grid. Saxony 2,313 366 1.5 million 5,099 1,027 Hesse At year-end 2014 a total of 25,000 wind-power plants were installed in Germany. Berlin Brandenburg North RhineWestphalia 25,000 2 69 1,035 10,437 571 Bavaria BadenWurttemberg Substation In a second substation the high voltage is stepped down to 230 volts. Households A 5 MW windpower plant can supply electricity to some 4,900 households a year – and to about 14,600 persons. Up to 380,000 V 230 V 12.3 billion euros 3.1 billion euros for new windpower plants (2014) for new solar-power plants (2014) 1.79 35,000 million kilometres of cable for the power grid kilometres of “power highways”