A short article in Mainzer Allgemeine Zeitung caught my attention today: on a Thursday in April wind generators and solar collectors achieved a record in amount of electricity produced: more than 50 % of the demand in Germany for several hours = 35.900 mega watts, the equivalence of 26 nuclear power plants.
Amazing ! I knew that alternate energy sources are gaining momentum but this demonstrates nicely the true dimension of it and what we have achieved meanwhile. The price of course: wind generators everywhere.
The average contribution of alternate ( renewable ) energy sources in Germany is 23 % according to this German Wikipedia article.