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 Anteil Solarstrom in der EU steigt auf Rekordhöhe infographic
Grafik zeigt die Zunahme des Anteils der Solarenergie in der ganzen EU in den Jahren 2018-2021.


Erzeugung von Solarstrom erreicht in der EU 10%.

By Ninian Carter

August 18, 2021 - Die Erzeugung von Solarstrom in der EU erreichte den Meilenstein von 10% in den Spitzenmonaten Juni und Juli, berichtet der Energie-Think-Tank Ember.

A report by independent climate think-tank Ember, claims the creation of solar power in the European Union during June and July rose to a record high this year, accounting for 10% of total electricity produced.

Solar power generation from solar panels hit nearly 39 terawatt hours (TWh) during June and July, up 10.9 TWh from 2018.

Eight EU countries also set new records during the summer peak – Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

Spain had the largest growth for the summer period over four years, more than doubling from 3.1 TWh in 2018 to 6.4 TWh in 2021 (increasing solar power's share of electricity production to 16%).

The Netherlands was second, nearly tripling production to 3.2 TWh, up from 1.1 TWh in 2018 (17%).

Italy was the third largest producer with a slight increase from 5.7 TWh to nearly 6 TWh (13%).

However, power generation from solar panels lagged that of coal, which stands at 14% for the EU in the same time period.

The EU has set an interim target to raise its share of renewable energy to 40% by 2030 – up from around 20% in 2019.

Beginning in 2019, EU solar power supplies have risen by an average 14 TWh every year, and is expected to do the same in 2021.

It will need to increase by double that amount to 30 TWh per year to meet the EU’s 2030 climate target.

Note: The United Kingdom left the EU on January 31, 2020, and has been removed from the report's findings.

PUBLISHED: 18/08/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images