Chart of the week | The wind of change: Germany’s future in the air

Germany’s newly installed wind capacity increased 260% in quarter one of 2020 compared to the same period last year. However, this increase is still marginal in the context of previous years and Germany’s wider renewable targets.

January to March this year saw the installation of 107 new turbines, according to preliminary data by onshore wind specialist agency, Fachagentur Windenergie. They have a combined capacity of 348MW. This is 2.5 times higher than last year which saw the installation of 41 new turbines — total capacity of 134MW. This number mostly consisted of assets connected to the grid in Brandenburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony-Anhalt, and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

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