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Report finds EU wind and solar capacity up nearly two-thirds since 2019

The capacity for wind and solar energy in the European Union increased by 65% from 2019 to 2023, with Germany making the largest contribution, according to an analysis by energy think tank Ember.

The report stated that Germany accounted for 22% of the E.U. increase, followed by Spain with 13%. Over half of the 27 E.U. member states had at least doubled their wind and solar capacity during the period.

From 2019 to 2023, solar capacity in the E.U. more than doubled, reaching 257 gigawatts last year. Over the course of these four years, this equates to the daily installation of over 230,000 solar modules, the report’s authors explained.

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