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In March 2017, the USA set a new renewable energy record. For the first time, the combined electricity generated by their wind and solar power systems accounted for 10 percent of the all energy production. Wind reached 8% and solar managed 2% of the country's total energy production.
For the first time ever, British renewable energy sources have generated more electricity than conventional fossil fuels!
On the 7th of June, at around 2pm, the UK quietly made a landmark breakthrough in renewable energy. The National Grid reported that power from renewable sources, such as wind, solar, hydro and wood pellet burning supplied 50.7% of the UK's electricity.
A recent survey has confirmed that activity in the UK construction sector expanded at its fastest rate in 17 months in May, boosted by a surprise rebound in homebuilding.
The UK’s suite of renewables set new records last weekend as the country basked in unseasonably bright conditions for much of Sunday.
Solar PV and wind generation assets benefitted from ideal conditions as much of the country witnessed unspoiled sunshine, followed by increased wind speeds.
UK electricity prices tumbled last month as the peak-flattening effect of the country’s solar capacity occurred earlier than usual, according to monitoring and data firm S&P Global Platts.
The news follows an historic month for UK solar during which generators sent peak afternoon transmission system demand below that of night time demand for the first time, while the closure of the Renewables Obligation contributed towards one last spike in utility-scale deployment.
Transmission system demand on Saturday afternoon (25 March) dipped below overnight demand for the first time in the UK's history, with increased solar generation the root cause.
Between 1pm and 4pm demand on Great Britain’s transmission system dipped below 25GW owing to increased output from solar PV generators which benefitted from ideal weather conditions.