Solar panels and wind turbines generated a record amount of clean electricity in the Netherlands on Wednesday.
At 3 p.m., the panels and mills provided 12.48 gigawatts of electricity, which is well above the old record of 11.92 gigawatts.
This is evident from data from Energieopwek.nl, which keeps track of the amount of clean energy generated.
With that amount, the clean electricity is estimated to account for 78 percent of the total electricity demand in the Netherlands.
This is reported by Martien Visser, professor of Energy Transition at Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, and also involved with Energieopwek.nl.
Https://t.co/MBJ4WtEBCY just reported a record of no less than 12.48 GW of Dutch solar and wind electricity. With an (estimated) electricity demand of 16 GW this afternoon, the solar & wind market share was 78%.
Avatar Author BM_VisserMoment of places13: 48 - May 5, 2021
The fact that a record was broken on Wednesday is partly due to the favorable weather.
There is relatively much wind and yet it is sunny.
That combination is not very common.
In addition, more and more solar panels are being installed and windmills are being built.
Visser does not rule out that the new record will be back soon. This is because it will normally get sunnier in the coming weeks.