Wind power in Germany

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Wind power in Germany is a growing industry.wikipedia
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Nordex

Nordex SENordex AGNordex 1.3 MW turbine
Germany has also a number of notable turbine manufacturers, like Enercon, Nordex and Senvion, further strengthening the PR view of wind power. Germany is also notable for having some major wind turbine manufacturers based there, such as Enercon in Aurich, Senvion in Hamburg, and Nordex in Rostock.

Renewable energy commercialization

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Following the 2011 Japanese nuclear accidents, Germany's federal government is working on a new plan for increasing renewable energy commercialization, with a particular focus on offshore wind farms.
Wind power accounts for approximately 19% of electricity generated in Denmark, 9% in Spain and Portugal, and 6% in Germany and the Republic of Ireland.

Senvion

REpowerREpower SystemsSenvion SE
Germany has also a number of notable turbine manufacturers, like Enercon, Nordex and Senvion, further strengthening the PR view of wind power. Germany is also notable for having some major wind turbine manufacturers based there, such as Enercon in Aurich, Senvion in Hamburg, and Nordex in Rostock.

Solar power in Germany

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, the feed-in tariff (FiT) costs about €14 billion (US$18 billion) per year for wind and solar installations.

Alpha Ventus Offshore Wind Farm

Alpha Ventus
This turbine is the first of a total of 12 wind turbines for the alpha ventus offshore wind farm in the North Sea.
*Wind power in Germany

Watt

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The installed capacity was 55.6 gigawatt (GW) at the end of 2017, with 5.2 GW from offshore installations.

Wind power in China

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As of the end of 2015 Germany was the third largest producer of wind power in the world by installations, behind China and the USA.

Wind power in the United States

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As of the end of 2015 Germany was the third largest producer of wind power in the world by installations, behind China and the USA.

Enercon

Enercon GmbHEE-70
Germany has also a number of notable turbine manufacturers, like Enercon, Nordex and Senvion, further strengthening the PR view of wind power. Germany is also notable for having some major wind turbine manufacturers based there, such as Enercon in Aurich, Senvion in Hamburg, and Nordex in Rostock.

Aurich

BrockzetelAurich, Germany
Germany is also notable for having some major wind turbine manufacturers based there, such as Enercon in Aurich, Senvion in Hamburg, and Nordex in Rostock.

Hamburg

Hamburg, GermanyFree and Hanseatic City of HamburgFree City of Hamburg
Germany is also notable for having some major wind turbine manufacturers based there, such as Enercon in Aurich, Senvion in Hamburg, and Nordex in Rostock.

Rostock

Rostock, GermanyWarnemündeRostok
Germany is also notable for having some major wind turbine manufacturers based there, such as Enercon in Aurich, Senvion in Hamburg, and Nordex in Rostock.

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

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Following the 2011 Japanese nuclear accidents, Germany's federal government is working on a new plan for increasing renewable energy commercialization, with a particular focus on offshore wind farms.

Offshore wind power

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Following the 2011 Japanese nuclear accidents, Germany's federal government is working on a new plan for increasing renewable energy commercialization, with a particular focus on offshore wind farms.

Wind turbine

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More than 26,772 wind turbines were located in the German federal area by year end 2015, and the country has plans for further expansion.

Wind power in Denmark

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The transmission constraint sometimes causes Germany to pay Danish wind power to stop producing; in October/November 2015 this amounted to 96 GWh costing 1.8 million euros.

States of Germany

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Different Länder have varying attitudes to the construction of new power lines.

Repowering

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Repowering, the replacement of first-generation wind turbines with modern multi-megawatt machines, is occurring in Germany.

North Sea

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Baltic Sea

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