Chapter 7

From Niche to Mainstream

The Evolution of Renewable Energy in the German Electricity Market

Dierk Bauknechta, Gert Brunekreeftb and Roland Meyerc,    aOeko-Institut - Institute for Applied Ecology, Postfach 17 71, D-79017 Freiburg, Germany, bJacobs University Bremen, Bremer Energie Institut, College Ring 2, D-28759 Bremen, Germany, cPostdoctoral Research Fellow, Jacobs University Bremen, College Ring 2, 28759 Bremen, Germany

1 Introduction

In many countries, electricity generation from renewables is taking over a relevant share of the market, and political objectives aim at further increases. As renewables are no longer a niche technology, the interaction between renewables and the electricity system can no longer be neglected.

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