A German wind-power lobby raised its forecast for the country’s wind turbine installations this year after expansion in the first half was greater than anticipated.
Germany will add 2,400 megawatts of turbines, up from the prior estimate of 2,200 megawatts, Alexander Sewohl, a spokesman at the German Wind Energy Association, or BWE, said in an interview. First-half installations expanded by 26 percent to 1,004 megawatts, according to the lobby group.
Accumulated installations in Germany rose to 30,016 megawatts.
Germany is investing in clean energy after saying it will phase-out nuclear power. It plans to build offshore wind farms and raising the share of renewable-energy output to at least 35 percent of total production by the end of the decade, from 25 percent now.