4% more pellet stoves

Article by Philipp Matzku (adapted for; translated by Eva Guzely) | 03.03.2020 - 08:40

Of the 34,650 pellet stoves sold on the domestic market, 19,000 were pellet fireplaces, 15,000 were pellet boilers and water-heating pellet fireplaces with up to 50 kW in power and 650 were boiler/pellet cogeneration plants with more than 50 kW. In 2019, a total of 492,000 pellet stoves were in use in Germany.

In total, around 1.3 terawatt hours of final energy were provided in 2019 in all of Germany. This corresponds to 6.5% of renewable energies in the heating sector and nearly 1% of overall energy consumption in Germany. “Despite a production record of 2.8 million tons, the sector’s potential regarding the climate has not been fully exploited. The improved funding conditions for the installation of modern wood and pellet stoves are important steps towards a real turn in heating,” explains Martin Bentele, managing director of the DEPV. In 2019, pellet systems saved 3.45 million tons of CO2.

According to the DEPV, customers have shown great interest in heating with wood pellets since the beginning of the year. However, there are too few stove producers specialized in renewable energies.

As for 2020, the DEPV expects an increase in the installation of pellet stoves by 6,200 units to a total of 40,850 systems. Half of those are pellet fireplaces.