Source: WindEurope via North American Windpower

On Feb. 22, Denmark for the second time surpassed a remarkable milestone by generating enough electricity from its onshore and offshore wind turbines over a 24-hour to cover the country’s entire energy demand. With consistent generation throughout the day (as shown in the graphic) – rather than a momentary spike – Danish turbines produced 98 gigawatt-hours of electricity, enough to serve 104 percent of demand. As notable as the achievement was, though, it was not the record. On July 10, 2015, Denmark produced a whopping 140 percent of its national electricity demand from wind power, with so much surplus that it was able to export additional power to Norway, Germany and Sweden after meeting domestic demand. Denmark is on track to meet its goal of 50 percent renewables by 2020 and 100 percent by 2050.

– via North American Windpower

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