Sunny spring weather across the United Kingdom led to a remarkable new solar power record. For the first time ever, the amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses in the afternoon was lower than it was in the night because solar panels on rooftops and in fields cut demand so much. The sunshine on March 25 meant that solar power produced six times more electricity than the country’s coal-fired power stations. One analyst said on windy and sunny days this summer, he expected fossil fuels to be providing as little as 15 percent of the UK’s power, and that it could fall to zero in coming years as new offshore wind farms are completed.

– via The GuardianAdam Vaughan

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