Social Media Post from Jul 05, 2024

Belectrifact 💡

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According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, 50% of German land is used for agriculture. This corresponds to 180,207 km2. Energy crops are grown on around 14% of this land to produce biogas and biodiesel, for example. According to the German Federal Environment Agency, around 320 km2 of ground-mounted photovoltaic systems were installed in Germany at the end of 2021, which corresponds to just 0.2 % of agricultural land.

However, energy crops provide significantly fewer kilowatt hours of green electricity 🌱⚡ per hectare than photovoltaic systems. For example, the cultivation of maize for biogas plants on one hectare can supply seven households with electricity for a year (without using waste heat). In contrast, ground-mounted photovoltaic systems are much more efficient and can supply almost 300 households per hectare.

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Sources:

https://de.statista.com/statistik/daten/studie/153072/umfrage/anbauflaeche-von-energiepflanzen-in-deutschland-nach-sorten-seit-2007/

https://www.destatis.de/DE/Themen/Branchen-Unternehmen/Landwirtschaft-Forstwirtschaft-Fischerei/Flaechennutzung/Tabellen/bodenflaeche-insgesamt.html

https://www.energiezukunft.eu/erneuerbare-energien/windenergie/windkraft-und-pv-deutlich-effizienter-als-energiepflanzen

https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/themen/klima-energie/erneuerbare-energien/photovoltaik/photovoltaik-freiflaechenanlagen#flacheninanspruchnahme-durch-photovoltaik-freiflachenanlagen