A record May for solar power in Brittan

A record May for solar power in Brittan

Editorial Staff
Share
A recent report by Carbon Brief reveals that for the first time in the history of the UK, electricity production from solar power passed coal power for an entire month

It was a truly sunny May for the UK: for the first time in its history, for an entire month electric power production from solar power sources passed the amount generated by coal. The news comes from a recent report published analysts at Carbon Brief, according to which solar power provided 1,336 GWh compared to the 893 GWh coming from coal. The main factors behind this shift, where the extending length of daylight coupled with the growing decline of fossil fuel use in general. Coal power plants in Britain are subject to ever-stricter restrictions due to the measures being taken again pollution as well as the fact that many plants are old. Solar power had passed coal power for one day in April and the trend kept going throughout the first week of May, confirming that the era of British fossil fuel is definitely reaching an end. The government’s plans include closing all coal plants by 2025.