The Informer

The UK’s solar farms provided 26% of the country’s total power output during last Tuesday’s sunny spell.

Solar panels generated a record 9.55GW, enough to power 3.82 million homes, National Grid said in a tweet.

During the previous day, solar power provided 9.47GW, beating the 9.38GW record set in May 2017.

Solar now provides about 4% of the UK’s electricity.

Need for government support

Léonie Greene, Director of Advocacy and New Markets at the Solar Trade Association, said: “Days like these show that the technology can deliver clean, affordable power in abundance."

“We now need the UK Government to provide a level playing field with other technologies and allow solar to thrive without public support."

“Currently solar in the UK faces a plethora of barriers which have dramatically slowed deployment.”

> See National Grid's tweet