Dec 10, 2014 - UK wind farms generated an average 7.315 GWh of electricity on December 7 and supplied enough to cover the demand of about 43% of local households, trade body RenewableUK said on Tuesday.
The previous record was 7.234 GWh from January, according to statistics by grid operator National Grid Plc (LON:NG).
RenewableUK also cited a survey by UK research agency Accent for the Energy Institute and New Power Magazine which showed that 61% of British people are ok with the installation of one or several wind turbines within 5 miles (8 km) of their home. The poll also found out that solar photovoltaic (PV) was the only energy technology that beats wind power by popularity. Meanwhile, some 54% of UK Independence voters and 57% of Conservative voters would not oppose the construction of wind farms within 5 miles of their home.
Meanwhile in Ireland, wind farms produced some 35% of the country’s electricity yesterday, the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) said. Statistics by state-owned electric power transmission operator EirGrid Plc showed that the actual wind power generation hit 2,240 MW at 1000 local time on December 9.
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