Record wind energy in a day for Brazil

Wind energy production in Brazil hit a new high, breaking the sector’s record for daily generation. It produced 2,989.2MW of wind power – enough electricity for 13 million homes – […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Wind energy production in Brazil hit a new high, breaking the sector’s record for daily generation.

It produced 2,989.2MW of wind power – enough electricity for 13 million homes – in a single day last month.

According to Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy, the northeast region led the producction with an output of 2,282MW followed by the southern region with 707.3MW.

It added the renewable source has shown “strong growth”. In May alone, more than 1,500GWh of electricity was generated by wind turbines, a 57% rise from April.

In one year, production of wind power grew 179%, representing 3.5% of the nation’s energy mix.

The government estimates that could rise to 11% in the next eight years.

New statistics in Scotland revealed power generation from wind turbines in Scotland increased by 58% last month compared to July 2014.

Yesterday the UK Government gave the go-ahead for what could be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.