Denmark Produced 140% Of Its Electricity Needs In One Windy Day
After an unusually windy day, Denmark’s wind farms managed to produce 140% of it’s electricity needs in a day.
On Thursday, their wind turbines were producing 116% of their needed electricity, with that figure rising up to 140% in the early hours.
The surplus power was shared between Norway, Germany and Sweden.
Oliver Joy of the European Wind Energy Association said:
It shows that a world powered 100 per cent by renewable energy is no fantasy.
Wind energy and renewables can be a solution to decarbonisation – and also security of supply at times of high demand.
In the UK, onshore windfarms are having their funding dropped, while in Denmark, they account for 29% of the generated energy, with predictions saying that by 2020 it will make up half of all energy in the country. Coal is still the main energy source there, but Denmark is still one of the world leaders in renewable energy.