Heatwave helps solar power reach new weekly records

The recent heatwave has done more than just lift the country’s spirits, it has also helped the UK to break numerous solar power-generation records, the Guardian reports.

Director of system operations at the National Grid, Duncan Burt, said: “During the past 12 months alone, we have seen renewable generation records broken and we expect this trend to continue, as technology advances and we find new ways to accommodate and manage more wind and solar power on our network.”

Solar has, as of yet, only become the primary electricity source at weekends, when demand is generally lower, but it is still encouraging to see. Across the UK, solar panels on rooftops and in fields were the number one source for around an hour on the afternoon of Saturday 30 June.