Denmark Sets New World Record. 42.1% Of Its Overall Electricity Came From Wind Energy in 2015

Denmark has set yet another record. 42.1% of its overall electricity came from wind energy in 2015, an improvement from 2014 record of 39.1%. The government wants to produce 50% of its energy from wind by 2020 and 84% by 2035.

It was more windier during 2015 than an average year, leading to this record production of energy from wind turbines. 42.1% is a new world record because its the highest ratio of wind energy produced anywhere else in the world. This is not the first time that Denmark have set record of this sort, danish windmills generated 140% of the country’s electricity in a single day this year.

Denmark’s wind turbines energy production has been quite steady. 18% of the country’s electricity needs were fulfilled by wind energy in 2005, it raised to 22% in 2010 and then 39.1% in 2014. Though Denmark sells its wind power to Germany, Sweden and Normay, it buys solar power, hydro power , nuclear power from this countries.

2015 has been a year for renewables.  99% of Costa Rica’s electricity came from renewable energy this year while Uruguay also produced 95% of its electricity from clean energy.

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