Scottish wind power generation up in July

Power generation from wind turbines in Scotland increased by 58% last month compared to July 2014. It rose from around 400,000MWh to more than 660,000MWh – enough to supply the […]

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Power generation from wind turbines in Scotland increased by 58% last month compared to July 2014.

It rose from around 400,000MWh to more than 660,000MWh – enough to supply the electricity needs of 72% Scottish households (1.75 million homes).

That’s according to WWF Scotland’s analysis of data released by renewable statistics provider WeatherEnergy.

It states the amount of wind generated last month was enough to supply 100% or more Scottish homes on eight out of the 31 days of July.

Director Lang Banks said: “It may have been one of the wettest and windiest months in decades but July also turned out to be a belter of a month for wind power in Scotland.

“Improving energy efficiency and embracing renewables is what is going to take the world one step closer to addressing the challenge of global climate change.

“It’s therefore great to see President Obama follow Scotland’s lead and throw his weight behind more renewables in the US.”

For homes fitted with solar panels, there was enough sun to generate around 94% of the electricity needs of an average household in Aberdeen, 87% in Inverness, 85% in Edinburgh and 79% in Glasgow, WWF Scotland adds.