Prognos Energieatlas 2024

Green electricity atlas

The Prognos Energieatlas 2024 shows the availability of green electricity – in all 400 districts and independent cities.

What do the targets of the Renewable Energy Sources Act 2023 (EEG) mean for the German regions? How could the targets be regionalised? Where can companies looking for suitable locations to manufacture sustainable products finally find them?

Five facts about the Energieatlas

  • The German federal government has defined targets for the expansion of renewable energies. However, it is still unclear how new solar panels or wind power stations are to be distributed among the 400 districts and independent cities.
  • The Energieatlas shows for the first time for each of the 400 regions
    • how many power stations are already in place locally
    • what progress has been made 
    • what a theoretically conceivable distribution across the regions could look like
  • Wind power, photovoltaics, biomass and hydropower are analysed.
  • Not all areas in a region are taken into account, but only those that are suitable for the construction of power stations.
  • A study of this kind can only ever be based on statistically measurable data, not on “soft,” subjective factors such as local acceptance. Whether – and if so, how – the federal targets are allocated to the regions is a question for politicians. The study utilises a conceivable and mathematically possible distribution.
Windrad im Aufbau

Who speeds up the expansion of wind and solar power

In January 2024, the Süddeutsche Zeitung shows which districts are ahead in the expansion of wind and solar power.

Arbeiter mit rotem Helm vermessen eine PV-Anlage

Where solar expansion is booming

Following the December 2023 update of the Energieatlas data, the Süddeutsche Zeitung published an article focusing on solar power.

Deutschlandkarten Energieatlas

Interactive maps of Germany

Find out how each region fares in the energy transition in the detailed maps of the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Schaubild Energieatlas

Prognos Energieatlas

Background information and an overview of the results of the study can also be found in a PDF document that Prognos has prepared for you.

Metodik Energieatlas


The Energieatlas is based on a quantitative approach and draws on data from the Federal Network Agency‘s market master data register.

FAQ Energieatlas

Questions & answers

What indicators does the study use? Which areas are suitable for expansion? Who is the atlas aimed at?

Portraitbild von Prognos-Mitarbeiter Jens Hobohm

SZ Nachhaltigkeitsgipfel

Jens Hobohm, head of the study, discussed the results with economist Veronika Grimm and data journalist Marie Timcke, moderated by Lisa Nienhaus, head of the SZ department.

The Energieatlas is aimed at those responsible in the regions and local people, giving them an initial indication of what the EEG expansion targets could mean for their region in concrete terms. Those responsible in the economy also receive guidance on where there is or could be enough green electricity for the production of sustainable products in the future.

Project team: Elias Althoff, Jens Hobohm, Leonard Krampe, Paul Wendring, Aurel Wünsch

Last update: 12.01.2024

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