During the 1st 6months of 2017 Scotland generated enough power by their wind turbines to power Scotland for more power than they actually need for 6 days straight.
The data was collated by WeatherEnergy and later analysed by WWF Scotland, which concluded that the turbines generated 1,039,001 MWh of electricity in June which is enough energy to power 3M homes!
Dr Sam Gardner, the acting director of WWF Scotland, said in a statement
The first six months of 2017 have certainly been incredible for renewables, with wind turbines alone helping to ensure millions of tonnes of climate-damaging carbon emissions were avoided.
Scotland is continuing to break records on renewable electricity, attracting investment, creating jobs and tackling climate change.
If we want to reap the same rewards in the transport and heating sectors, we need the Scottish Government to put in place strong policies on energy efficiency and transport in the forthcoming Climate Change Bill.
Karen Robinson of WeatherEnergy also released a statement:
It’s great to see this data confirm that Scotland is knocking it out of the park on wind power with total output for June in particular up on the same period compared to the past two years.
There’s no doubt renewables are helping households increasingly avoid fossil fuels for their electricity needs.