The UK has generated 50% of all their electricity requirements through renewable sources of energy in the form of wind, solar and biomass, as has been reported in a tweet by National Grid, a British utilities company.
7.6GW of electricity was produced from solar panels and 9.5GW from wind farms. 2GW of power was generated from biomass, made from wood and waste. The total of 19.3GW output was enough to meet half of the 35.4GW of the UK’s midday power requirements. There was so much power in fact that National Grid actually made payments to major users of energy to use more power so that the excess of energy wouldn’t burden the grid, it was that or either pay energy companies to stop producing more electricity.