The recent flurry of U.K. wind power records continues, as analysts confirm that Scotland generated power equivalent to the country’s entire electricity demand on four consecutive days late in 2016. According to data from WeatherEnergy, all of Scotland’s power demand was matched by output from wind turbines on Dec. 23-26, the longest run of consecutive days for clean power ever in the country. The period also saw Scotland set a new record for total daily wind power output, with 74,042 megawatt-hours of electricity generated on Christmas Eve. Over the course of the day, wind farms met 132 percent of Scotland’s electricity needs, including excess exported to England. Further records are expected in the coming years as the U.K. continues to expand its offshore wind capacity.
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