Solar power reaches a quarter of UK’s total

4th July 2016 | Residential Energy

Analysis shows that solar power provided almost a quarter of the country’s electricity at one point in June. On 5 June 2016, 23.9% of total energy demand in the early afternoon was met by solar power.
An estimated 800,000 homes have solar photovoltaic panels, producing energy from the sun. And 200,000 use thermal units to provide hot water, according to the Solar Trade Association (STA).
This will help the Government to achieve its 57% cut in emissions by 2030. The combined contribution of all renewable energy sources (solar, tidal, wind, wave) has already supplied over a quarter of the UK’s energy generation, hitting a peak in March 2016.
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