In the UK, solar power generated a record 33 percent of total output. The country found its excess due to good weather during May and a small volume of consumption against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. About this writes Bloomberg with reference to the report Drax Electric Insight.
As a result, energy was not needed, and for nothing, prices in the British wholesale market showed a negative value. On May 24 and 25, the National Energy System had to turn off thousands of megawatts of renewable energy in order to stabilize the market. On May 30, electricity prices were negative for several hours during the day.
In April, solar energy provided an average of 2.6 gigawatts per day — a quarter more than the same period a year earlier. Renewables generated more energy in the country than traditional fuels (such as coal) in the first quarter of 2020.
Ian Staffel, lead author of Drax Electric Insight’s quarterly reports, said that “the role that solar power plays in balancing the grid and providing power is becoming increasingly important.”
Earlier it was reported that the Japanese company for the production of liquefied natural gas Tokyo Gas Co decided to invest more than $ 22 million in the development of wind turbines on a floating platform.
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