German Electricity from Renewables vs. Consumption in 2016

The raw data for this analysis have been taken from Paul-Frederik Bachs website which provides most valuable insight into renewable energy production in various European countries.

The following picture shows hourly production rates in MWh from wind and PV (lower curve) as well as hourly consumption figures (load, upper curve) . In addition, the 200-h moving average is shown, depicting the regular consumption patterns and the irregular production pattern of wind and PV.

DE load wind pv in 2016

Only rarely do the peaks of renewable production get near the lower ends of daily consumption.