Wind turbines is accounting for an increasing proportion of the U.K.’s energy supply. Two U.K. wind farm developers have already hit the 1-gigawatt (GW) mark in installed capacity, and the trend shows no sign of slowing. According to new figures released by the the Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC), the U.K. now has enough wind power to keep the lights on at more than 3.3 million homes.
Last year alone, the U.K. experienced a 64 percent increase in offshore wind power generation – largely accounted for by the Ormonde and Greater Gabbard offshore wind farms, which were partially completed and commissioned in 2011. That pair accounted for two-thirds of the overall increase in renewable energy capacity in the U.K. last year.