Total UK solar generation soared in Q1 2019 to 2.7TWh, helping renewables to a new quarterly high, a new report has said. Energy market analyst EnAppSys has revealed that 2.7TWh of energy was generated by solar farms, up 43% on the previous quarter. There was also an increase in solar generation across Europe, up 14%. Renewables collectively generated 27.2TWh in Q1 2019, adding up to 68% of the total volume of clean energy, with the remainder coming from nuclear power plants. Wind farms generated the most energy of the renewables, at 16.6TW. In February, wind hit record high levels of generation in a half-hour period, topping 15.1GW.
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