German Solar Dominate Renewable Generation in 2023


Renewables made more than half of Germany’s power generation last year. By the end of 2023, Germany’s total installed renewable capacity came to 170GW, out of which 17GW were added during 2023 (12pc higher than 2022).

Solar capacity marked 14.1GW out of the added capacity; doubling its yearly growth rate. The State of Bavaria currently has the most installed solar capacity.

Onshore and offshore wind additions increased as well. Plans to add more onshore capacities for upcoming years are undergoing approvals, while offshore additions might face challenges.

However, this renewables increase is not enough to fulfil 2030 targets, Germany needs to pick up the pace of capacity additions in order to realize the goal by the deadline.

Additionally, the biomass additions doubled since 2022 with the help of starting the operation of three Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems.