Scots wind power outlet enjoys ‘astonishing’ month

July 6, 2015

JUNE was an “astonishing” month for wind power in Scotland as output more than doubled compared to the same period last year, according to environmentalists.

Wind turbines north of the border provided enough electricity last month to supply power equivalent to the average electrical needs of 1.7 million homes, WWF Scotland said.

In its analysis of wind and solar data provided by WeatherEnergy for June, the organisation said wind power generated the equivalent of 33 per cent of Scotland’s entire electricity needs for the month.

The data also showed wind output was enough to supply 100 per cent or more of Scottish homes on six out of the 30 days of the month.

Read the full story on the Scotsman website.