November surge for Scottish wind power



A turbine at Whitelee Wind Farm near Glasgow
A turbine at Whitelee Wind Farm near Glasgow


November was a “big month” for Scottish wind power, according to new figures released today.


Figures released by the weather analysts WeatherEnergy, found that Scottish wind turbines produced enough electricity to power 2.6 million homes for the month, equivalent to 107% of households, while eleven days in November saw wind power generate enough electricity to supply every home in the country.


Electrical output peaked on the 11th of November when wind turbines produced enough energy to power over five million homes for the day, while the 15th saw only enough energy generated to power less than a third of Scottish households.


WWF Scotland’s director, Lang Banks, said “Even on calmer days, when wind wasn’t at its strongest, wind still supplied the equivalent of almost a third of electricity needs of every home. It’s clear that wind is now a critical and growing part of our current power sector.”


Mr Banks is currently attending UN climate talks in Lima to spread the word about Scotland’s success in the renewable energy sector where he said he hopes to ‘inspire other countries to follow our lead, embrace the clear opportunities clean energy provides and secure progress for global action on climate.”