Scotland has had an “astonishing” month for wind energy, managing to generate 100% of its energy needs through wind turbines alone for two full days. WWF Scotland published analysis of WeatherEnergy’s wind and solar power data today (5 October) that revealed another record breaking month for Scottish wind and solar power output. According to the analysis, wind turbines generated more power than Scotland’s overall needs on Saturday 24 and Thursday 29 September – generating 127% and 107% of the country’s power needs on each day respectively. Scotland also managed to direct 766,116MWh of electricity generated from wind turbines to the national grid – enough to power 87% of Scottish households (2.1m homes). This represents a 36% increase from September last year. WWF Scotland’s director Lang Banks said: “September was an astonishing month for wind power, with output up more than a third compared to the same period last year. Even more amazing was that on two separate days, wind turbines alone provided output equivalent to more that Scotland’s total electricity needs on each day – the first time we’ve witnessed this twice in a single month.
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