28 May '17, 12pm

The UK generated almost 25% of it's power from #solar energy Friday!

On Friday, May 26, on what was expected to be one of the hottest days of the year, solar panels in the UK generated a record amount of power, enough to meet almost 25 percent of demand. This is according to data compiled by National Grid Plc and Sheffield University. At noon London-time, 8.75 GW of power was being generated by the solar PV, breaking a previous record of 8.49 GW, overtaking nuclear power in the country. The CEO of the UK Solar Trade Association (STA), Paul Barwell, said in a statement that the organization was "delighted that at around midday today 8.75 GW was generated by solar, supplying nearly 25 percent of the UK’s total demand." He added: "This is the first time that solar has generated more than nuclear, second only to gas." According to the STA there are 12.1 GW of solar capacity installed throughout the UK. "This is a colossal achievement in just 5 ...

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