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United Kingdom Sets Another New Solar Record Within 3 Weeks

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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.