The UK’s solar output topped that of any other generation technology over the weekend as the UK’s heatwave continues the record-breaking trend of solar generation.
Data from the government and National Grid-backed Sheffield Solar PV_Live project showed that on Saturday 30 June at around lunchtime solar delivered ~9.38GW which, while just shy of a new generation record, was equivalent to almost 28% of supply. As the afternoon continued, solar is then thought to have topped gas output, which has only occurred a handful of times since the first reported instance in April 2017.
This was supported by Drax’s Electric Insights platform produced by Imperial College, which showed that for over an hour from 1:46pm, solar generation stayed ahead of gas which only regained the top stop at 3:15pm.
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