British solar panels generated more electricity than coal-fired power stations for the first time during May. Solar panels fitted on hundreds of thousands of British homes, office rooftops or at commercial solar power farms produced 1.38 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity — a record monthly high. That was 50 per cent higher than the 0.89 TWh of electricity produced during the month by the dwindling number of coal-fired power stations, according to EnAppSys, an energy market consultancy based in Newcastle. Several coal-fired stations have shut recently after the government decided to close them all by 2025 to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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