Move over, California. There are two new winners of the world record for solar use. Britain and Germany have broken records for the generation of solar electricity in the last few weeks, according to new industry figures.
The numbers show Germany generated over half of its electricity demand from solar for the first time ever on June 9, and the UK nearly doubled its 2013 peak solar power output at the solstice weekend.
The figures were welcomed by UK energy minister Greg Barker, who told the press: “Solar not only benefits the environment, it will see British job creation and deliver the clean and reliable energy supplies that the country needs at the lowest possible cost to consumers.”
France, Italy, and Denmark are the runner-ups on the record while other countries are also believed to have generated record amounts during the month of June.