Germany has set a record for clean energy production this year due to storms and periods of sunrise.
According to the calculations of the German energy group E.ON, electricity has been produced from renewable energy sources in Germany since the beginning of this year until mid-November.
Robert Hienz, chief executive of the company said: “From the beginning of January to mid-November, solar, wind and water plants produced 131 billion kilowatt-hours, which exceeded the total production of 2016.”
According to the data, the total electricity produced from renewable energy sources in Germany last year amounted to 129 billion kilowatt-hours, and about 126 billion kilowatt-hours in 2015.
The company attributed the increase in the production of clean energy in Germany to the severe storms that hit the country during the fall.
The company said in a statement: “The storms Javier and Herwart raised the production of wind-powered electricity in September and October to a new record.”
The company added that the sun has been remarkably hot during the past period in the south of the country, where exist most of the solar units, which so far count about 1.6 million cells.