01 Jul '12, 6am

UK’s Registers Impressive Wind, Renewable Energy Gains: Filed under: Energy News

UK’s Registers Impressive Wind, Renewable Energy Gains: Filed under: Energy News

In addition to impressive gains in Q1 onshore wind generation (+68%), offshore wind generation (+45%) and hydro power (+56%, due to high winter rainfall), thermal renewables, including such things as co-firing of biomass, rose a sharp 20.9% to 4 TWh. Despite the controversial elimination of its solar PV feed-in tariff (FiT), solar PV, wave and tidal power capacity increased a whopping 877%, though accounting for a comparatively small 0.17 TWh.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/07/01/uks-registers-impress...

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