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Scotland’s Wind Farms Generate Enough Electricity to Power Nearly 4.5 Million Homes

The town of Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland, surrounded by an enormous wind farm. (Credit: Vincent Van Zeijst/Wikimedia Commons) Click to Enlarge.

Wind turbines in Scotland produced enough electricity in the first half of 2019 to power every home in the country twice over, according to new data by the analytics group WeatherEnergy.  The wind farms generated 9,831,320 megawatt-hours between January and June — equal to the total electricity consumption of 4.47 million homes during that same period.

The electricity generated by wind in early 2019 is enough to power all of Scotland’s homes, as well as a large portion of northern England’s.

Read more at Scotland’s Wind Farms Generate Enough Electricity to Power Nearly 4.5 Million Homes

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