Figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy show 14,573 megawatts per hour (around 15 gigawatts) of renewable electricity were generated in Preston in 2019. This was 112 per cent more energy than the 7 GWh produced in 2014, the earliest year of data available. The biggest producer of energy in Preston last year was solar power, which generated 13,373 MWh – 92 per cent of the total. This was followed by hydroelectric energy (four per cent), and onshore wind farms – which generated a further 586MWh (four per cent).
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