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Possibly a new record in percentages?

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...on last Sunday, 16 June 2013, for the first time the wind and solar power plants in Germany accounted for a record amount of more than 60 percent of the necessary national power supply capacity. The previous peak value, 59.1 percent, was registered a day before, on Saturday, 15 June 2013.

An article on a German-language energy blog highlights the unsung component of Germany's supposed grid crisis: excess production from traditional plants. During this day, fossil-fuelled power plants contributed 17 GW at the time of the peak load (that is not all mid-merit plants were throttled), against some 6.3 GW of exports.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Jun 24th, 2013 at 04:11:20 AM EST
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