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Hungary reaches 19.2% renewables share in 2021

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Renewables accounted for 19.2% of Hungary's electricity generation in 2021, according to preliminary statistics by the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH), Renewablesnow.com reports.

Solar was the main producer of renewable power, generating 3,793 GWh (gigawatt-hour) last year, a year-on-year increase of 54.3%.

It reached a 10.6% share in Hungary's power generation and 55.2% in the country's combined renewable power output. Biomass and wind contributed 25.9% and 9.5% of renewables generation, respectively.

Gross electricity production in 2021 was 35,805 GWh, up 2.5% from 2020.

The combined share of carbon-neutral sources was 63.8%, with nuclear power plants producing 44.7% of the country's power.

Fossil fuels accounted for 35.1%. 

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