The chart shows how much electricity is generated in Germany from various energy sources. This is typically referred to as energy mix or power generation mix. The numbers on this page are our calculations based on data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The raw data are available for download.

Looking at the last five years of available data, the electricity generation in Germany, measured in billion kilowatthours per year, is as follows: 342.11 from fossil fuels including coal, natural gas, and oil; 57.37 from wind; 30.35 from solar installations; 19.86 from hydro; 93.43 from nuclear power plants; and 0.05 from geothermal sources.

The table shows the relative importance of the various energy sources in terms of their percent of the total electricity generation in Germany. The calculations are based on the latest five years of available data. For comparison, the table also shows the average values for the world and for Europe.

In Europe, the main energy source is fossil fuels with 51.82 percent of the total energy produced. For the world as a whole, fossil fuels are also the main energy source with 67 percent. In Germany the greatest share of electricity is generated from fossil fuels as well with 62.98 percent A smaller percent of the electricity in Germany is produced from fossil fuels compared to the rest of the world.

Energy source Percent of the total electricity generation in Germany Percent of the total electricity generation in Europe Percent of the total electricity generation for the world
Fossil 62.98 51.82 67
Wind 10.56 5.27 3.69
Solar 5.59 1.78 1.16
Hydro 3.66 16.86 17
Nuclear 17.2 24 10.82
Geothermal 0.01 0.27 0.33

See a complete list of countries with energy mix data.
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