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IWR expects 10,000 MW of new wind and solar capacity in Germany

IWR expects 10,000 MW of new wind and solar capacity in Germany<br />
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IWR expects 10,000 MW of new wind and solar capacity in Germany
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Münster (renewablepress) - The expansion of wind and solar power plants in Germany will continue unabated in the current year. The International Economic Forum for Renewable Energies (IWR) in Münster expects new wind and solar plants with a capacity of around 10,000 MW in Germany alone in 2022.

According to the IWR forecast, around 8,000 MW will be added to photovoltaics and around 2,000 MW to wind energy. The additional annual electricity generation potential from this new construction thus increases by another 12 billion kWh of green electricity.

"The market dynamics are highest in the solar sector this year, but the wind sector is slowly catching up, also due to the new start of offshore wind energy," said IWR Director Dr. Norbert Allnoch in Muenster. Nevertheless, the pace of expansion can still be increased significantly. Allnoch: "It has now taken just over 10 years for annual photovoltaic expansion to match the previous record year of 2012, following the political shutdown of the German solar industry."

There is no sign of a power shortage in Germany in 2022, according to the IWR. From January to August 2022 alone, 158.8 billion kWh (2021: 146.2 billion kWh) and thus 12.6 billion kWh or 8.6% more green electricity was fed into the German power grid than in the same period last year. This is according to an IWR analysis of data from European grid operators (ENTSO-E).

"The skyrocketing electricity prices in 2022 are not due to a lack of electricity in Germany, but are the result of expensive gas-fired power plants combined with a price-driving shortage of electricity in France, where 32 of a total of 56 nuclear power plants are currently shut down," Allnoch added. For the year 2022 alone, the outage of the French nuclear power plants could result in a shortfall of around 80 billion kWh of nuclear power, which will have to be covered by France's neighboring countries. This year's French nuclear power shortfall thus significantly exceeds Finland's total annual power generation (2021: 69 billion kWh).


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Münster, 02 September 2022


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About Internationales Wirtschaftsforum Regenerative Energien (IWR)

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 services�(study "Zur Lage der regenerativen Energiewirtschaft in NRW" )2007 International network-contacts:IWR-director Dr. Allnoch speaks with King Harald V. of Norway and �slaug 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 RENIXX� (

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