Scotland has one of the best wind resources in Western Europe so it came as no surprise when ‘The World Wildlife Fund Scotland’ announced that renewable energy in Scotland had a “bumper month” in October 2014. Wind alone was the major provider with enough energy generated to power around 3,045,000 homes, an enormous number when you consider the population of Scotland which stands at 5.295 million (2011). Solar and hot water generation also added to the country’s success, who said Scotland was rainy and grey?
An estimated 982,842 MWh of electricity was generated equating to 126 percent of the electricity needs of Scotland met.
Wind power is Scotland’s fastest growing renewable energy technology with their installed on and offshore wind farms. The Scottish Government has a target of generating 100% of Scotland’s electricity by 2020. The majority of this is likely to come from wind power.
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