Germany had so much renewable energy on Sunday that it had to pay people to use electricity — Quartz

On Sunday, May 8, Germany hit a new high in renewable energy generation. Thanks to a sunny and windy day, at one point around 1pm the country’s solar, wind, hydro and biomass plants were supplying about 55 GW of the 63 GW being consumed, or 87%. Power prices actually went negative for several hours, meaning commercial customers were being paid to consume electricity.

Source: Germany had so much renewable energy on Sunday that it had to pay people to use electricity — Quartz

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