The flurry of records set by the UK’s renewable energy industry in recent days has continued, with confirmation Scotland’s wind industry smashed output records last year. An analysis by WWF Scotland of data provided by WeatherEnergy revealed that wind generation rose 16 per cent last year to 10,392,439MWh, delivering enough power for 97 per cent of Scottish households or 2.34 million homes. The news came as leading wind turbine manufacturer Vestas called on the government to lift planning restrictions that are stopping the company from delivering wind farms that could potentially operate without recourse to subsidy. The WWF analysis shows that wind farms in Scotland delivered enough power to supply over 100 per cent of Scottish households during six of the last 12 months. Moreover, December set a new monthly output record of 1,352,399MWh of electricity, with enough wind power provided to meet the electrical needs of 148 per cent of Scottish households or 3.59 million homes.
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Analysis by WWF Scotland from data provided by WeatherEnergy, found in six out of 12 months last year, wind generated enough power to supply more than 100 per cent of Scottish household needs. Power output from wind turbines rose to “record” levels in 2015, with wind producing enough electricity to power 97 per cent of Scottish homes, a report suggests.
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