Renewable energies: Installed capacity (2001 to 2015)
In the period from 2001 to 2015, renewable energies experienced a solid development in the region. Over the last five years considered (2010 to 2015), installed capacity of renewable energies in the area of the Authority had increased by about 88% – from roughly 224 MWel. to about 422 MWel. This increase was especially driven by a growing number of photovoltaic plants, whose installed capacity increased by more than 130% (from about 116 MWel. to approximately 270 MWel.) between 2010 and 2015. Over the same period, wind energy also experienced an increase in installed capacity by about 116% (from nearly 25 MWel. to about 54 MWel.). The installed capacity of bio-mass increased by 17% between 2010 and 2015 (from about 52 MWel. to roughly 61 MWel.).
In total, installed capacity of photovoltaic plants in 2015 was about five times as high as the installed capacity of wind energy and made up about 64% of the total installed capacity of all renewable energies in the region.
[Geothermie = geothermal heat; Biomasse, Biogas = biomass, biogas; Klärgas, Deponiegas = sewage gas, landfill gas; Wasserkraft = hydro power; Windkraft = wind power; Photovoltaik = photovoltaic]