There are a few countries in the world that have demonstrated the capability to meet their energy demands for an entire day through nothing but renewable sources. That is quite an accomplishment.
Now Scotland has joined this exclusive club. Earlier this week, it generated 106 percent of its electricity requirement through wind turbines alone over a 24 hour period. This speaks well of their future, where sustainable methods of electricity will no doubt reign supreme.
There have been several countries across Europe that have been able to achieve this milestone. Portugal was able to run on renewable energy for four days, the Netherlands met 140 percent of its demand, and Germany hit 95 percent of demand for a few moments. But the one with the best record is
Costa Rica, who ran for 75 full days on nothing but renewable energy last year. Other countries across the globe are working hard to enter this list and shift their reliance to renewable sources of electricity generation. It seems to be working great for those who have taken the leap, so these numbers will grow.
Scotland produced enough electricity using wind turbines in a 24 hour period to meet 106 percent of its demand as hurricane winds off the coast were as high as 60 mph. Total electricity production contributed by the turbines to the national grid totalled 39,545 megawatt-hours against total consumption of 37,202 megawatt-hours.
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