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Scotland 98% renewable

  • 14-11-2018 10:58am
    Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 59,729 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel

    Over October 2018. A windy month of course, but throw in a chunk of solar and the country should be able to come close to 100% renewable electricity for most of the year without any huge investments


    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,349 ✭✭✭✭ KCross

    I wonder how much it actually provided though. The important element of that article is that it says "equivalent of 98%".

    Thats not the same as "provided 98%".
    i.e. if it over delivers during the night its no use unless they have a way to store it or use it.

    Still impressive though that they managed 16 days where wind exceeded demand so their overall must be up around 70% ish maybe?

    In context, Ireland is at about 30% on average so we've a ways to go.