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United Kingdom Sets Another New Solar Record Within 3 Weeks

By Brian Spaen

In less than three weeks, the United Kingdom has already set a new record on solar energy. After reaching nearly 8.5 gigawatts back on May 10th, they were able to get past the 8.7 plateau last Friday afternoon. The record was reached due to sunny conditions and the continuing growth of solar panels in the area.

On Friday, temperature in Britain reached 28 degrees Celsius, or 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit. That weather allowed for 24.3 percent of total energy generation in the area to come from the sun’s rays. Most of the power came from natural gas at 30 percent, and coal was just at 1.4 percent. That’s nearly equivalent to the day the UK didn’t fire up any coal power stations back in April 21st.

Don’t expect this record to last for long. It’s not even summer in the UK yet, and 2017’s edition is predicted to be extremely hot. They’re already in the time frame to reach temperatures of 38 degrees C, or 100 degrees F, based on a report from Nathan Rao of Express. Meteorologists believe that July could be a month that sees fluctuating weather with the potential of rain, but August will also be hotter than average.