Wind power could supply 97% of homes after record-breaking year

Wind power output hit record levels last year, generating enough energy to supply the electrical needs of 97% of Scottish homes.

Turbines provided 10,392,439 MWh of electricity to the national grid, enough on average to supply 2.34 million homes, up 16% compared to the previous year.

Analysis by WWF Scotland of data provided by WeatherEnergy found that in six out of 12 months, wind generated enough power to supply more than 100% of Scottish household needs.

With business and industry factored in, wind power generated the equivalent of 41% of Scotland’s entire electricity needs for the year.


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