Love them or hate them, wind farms have become a part of our landscape. And our energy supply chain.
The next time someone moans about wind farms being useless, think on this – last month, wind power supplied 10% of Britain’s total electricity demand. Yep, that’s quite a significant chunk.
To put it into perspective – that’s around 5.7 million homes in Britain that could have been powered by much-decried wind farms.
But December was a record-breaking month all-round. Over the course of one week, wind power generated 13% of Britain’s total electricity demand. And on one spectacularly unusual day – the Saturday before Christmas – 17% of the nation’s total electricity demand was produced from wind power, smashing previous records.
The wind power is generated from 5,282 turbines, of which 4,207 are onshore and 1,075 offshore.
Winds farms set new record by generating 17% of the country’s electricity supply