April sees boost for Scottish wind power

Wind turbines produced enough electricity to power more than three quarters of Scottish homes in April. They provided more than 699,000 MWh of electricity to the National Grid, according to […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Wind turbines produced enough electricity to power more than three quarters of Scottish homes in April.

They provided more than 699,000 MWh of electricity to the National Grid, according to new data released from WeatherEnergy.

The total generated was enough to power 79% of average households – equivalent to 1.9 million homes. The wind power output was 15% up compared to the same period last year, it added.

The figures also revealed wind farms generated enough electricity to supply 100% homes on eight out of 30 days of April.

Karen Robinson of WeatherEnergy said: “After a relatively slow start to the year, Scotland’s wind power output is back on the up thanks to some powerful winds during the month. Similarly, as we move toward summer, solar power is beginning to play an increasing role for those homes and businesses that have fitted solar panels.

“It won’t be long now before the average home with panels will be able to meet all its electricity or hot water needs for the month from the sun.”