Denmark’s wind farms generated 140% of the country’s electricity on July 9

Denmarks wind farms generated 140% of the countrys electricity on July 9

An unusually windy day gave Scandinavia another chance to show off its global superiority in clean energy.  On July 9, Denmarks wind farms generated more than enough power to meet nationwide electricity demandswith a 16% surplus of energy during the day and a whopping 40% surplus overnight.

The extra energy didnt go to waste, it was exported to Germany, Norway, and Sweden via interconnectors between the countries electricity grids.

It shows that a world powered 100% by renewable energy is no fantasy, European Wind Energy Association spokesman Oliver Joy told The Guardian.

According to The Guardian, the website energinet.dk, which gives real-time breakdowns of Denmarks energy production, showed that the countrys wind turbines were not even operating at full capacity when they generated the surpluses.

For all of 2014, Danish wind turbines, most of which are onshore, supplied the equivalent of 39% of the countrys annual electricity consumption.

Source: Quartz

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