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Scotland produces 36% of its energy from wind power in July

04 Aug 2015

Scotland’s wind industry provided the country with 36% of its’ entire electricity needs in July.

The analysis carried out by WWF Scotland noted that wind turbines in Scotland generated 660,117 MWh of electricity to the National Grid last month, up from 417,300 MWh last year.

The stats show that July saw wind generate 58% more electricity than in the same month last year. This was enough to meet the electricity needs of over 70% of Scottish homes.

The country’s increased capacity has allowed Scotland to capitalise on its’ natural resources, and is a key step in the renewable energy industry in the UK.