There is one bright spot in the global lockdown — solar power generation is booming in sparkling clear skies free of large amounts of air pollution. With the drastic cut in road traffic, industry and aircraft the air is so much cleaner that it has helped to boost solar power generation and set records in the UK, Germany and Spain. On April 20 the UK’s solar output record was broken when generation peaked at 9.68 gigawatts, according to the University of Sheffield. That represented almost 30 per cent of the UK’s electricity demand. Germany set its record on April 20, and Spain on March 26.
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