Solar just powered a record amount of Britain’s energy needs

Solar just powered a record amount of Britain's energy needs

Solar panels have set a new record for electricity generation, providing nearly a quarter of the demand. As much of Britain basked in warm and sunny weather, solar produced some 8.7 gigawatts at midday on Friday, representing 24.3 per cent of the electricity being used at the time, the National Grid has revealed. The previous record was set on 10 May when 8.48GW was generated by solar, which tends to peak at about lunchtime.

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