During the hottest part of Monday, 8.4GW of solar energy powered electricity was supplied to the national grid.
According to research produced by Pure Planet – a 100% renewable energy provider – this is enough energy to:
- Power every home in London for 2.5 hours or, alternatively to:
- Power all 2.37 million homes in Scotland for 3.5 hours.
The sunny weather helped renewable energy to account for 28.5% of power supplied to the grid yesterday – just one month after the national grid went without coal-powered electricity for an entire day.