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Things you should know about renewable energy

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You probably heard a lot about renewable energies and why they are important. Today we know that we need a different way to produce energy than burning fossil fuels like coal or gas. We already do this and we are developing more and more ways and increase the efficiency of the existing energies. This article will give you an overview over the existing types and explains how they work and how efficient they are.

Solar energy in Germany

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Solar energy is currently booming. Especially Germany is putting a lot of effort in it and about 5% (28,000 GWh) of all electricity consumption in Germany were produced by Solar energy panels in 2012. All renewable energies (Wind Energy, hydropower, biomass and solar energy) are responsible for 25.8 % of all power usage. On a sunny day the complete amount of electricity power caused by solar energy can be from 30% – 40%.