Solar eclipses coal for first time ever in May

Analysis by Carbon Brief shows that in May 2016, the UK’s solar panels generated more electricity than coal for the first time ever.

Solar generated an estimated 1,336 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity in May, 50% more than the 893GWh output from coal. The finding follows on from Carbon Brief’s earlier analysis showing solar beating coal for the first full day on 9 April 2016, and for the first week from 3 May 2016.

This was also picked up in National Press:

Leave A Comment