New UK solar power record set following the sunny May Bank Holiday | Low Energy Consultancy

New UK solar power record set following the sunny May Bank Holiday

Last weekend was the hottest early may bank holiday on record, which resulted in a new solar power record being set.

Photovoltaic panels across the country produced more power than any other energy source.The Telegraph reported that solar installations powered as much as 28.5pc of the nation’s electricity, overtaking gas-fired power plants, which generated 24.8pc during the same period.

The National Grid reported that the solar power peak occurred between 13:30 and 14:00 on Sunday afternoon, reaching highs of 9.28GW.

(Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/05/08/bank-holiday-sunshine-powers-new-solar-record/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_li )