UK sets new all-time wind power record in December with 2,841,080 megawatt-hours, 10% of total

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Enough for 5.7 million homes

A bunch of UK wind power records fell in December 2013, showing that the country is well on its way increasing the amount of electricity that it gets from clean sources. The biggest record shattered was for total wind power produced during the month, with a total of 2,841,080 megawatt hours (MWh) generated for the National Grid. That's enough to power 5.7 million British homes during a time of the year when demand for electricity is higher than average. This adds up to 10% of Britain’s total electricity demand for homes, businesses and factories.

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Another record was broken during the week of December 16th: wind turbines generated a record 783,886 MWh, which met 13% of Britain's total electricity demand over the week. Impressive!

But that's not all. The Saturday before Christmas, on December 21st, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, wind farms produced 132,812 MWh generated, 17% of the nation’s total electricity demand that day, breaking the single-day record for wind power in the country.

Cheers! Here's to a windy 2014, let's hope all these records won't stand for long!

Via RenewableUK, CleanTechnica

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