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UK wind sets new record and supplies more power than domestic coal, hydro and biomass


On Sunday night, wind power in the United Kingdom supplied more electricity than domestic coal, biomass, and hydropower (combined) and set a new record for maximum hourly output. According to RenewableUK, this record was reached at 10pm when wind supplied an hourly average of 5 GW over an hour (17% of the total electricity demand [...]

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Photo Friday: The pessimist complains about the wind…the realist adjusts the sails.


“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.“ ~William Arthur Ward When it was built in 2000, Middelgrunden (situated 3.5 km off Denmark’s coastline) was the largest offshore wind farm in the world. Today, its 20 turbines (40 MW) supply about 4% of Copenhagen’s electricity needs. [...]

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