Germany hit an impressive milestone one day last summer when solar energy provided nearly half of the country’s total electricity. The country is moving rapidly in the renewable energy direction with wind energy now providing 10 percent of Germany’s total electricity demand.
Germany plans to reach 35 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2020 and 100 percent by 2050.
And the Greenpeace Energy Cooperative in Germany just celebrated a milestone of its own by building the tallest wind turbine, 200 meters or 600 feet, in southern Germany. An engineer with the cooperative and Greenpeace International energy campaigner Sven Teske said the taller the turbine, the better the performance. Southern Germany has typically had a weak wind source yet taller turbines, even far from the windy coast, can produce strong energy.
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