Weatherwatch: wind turbines in the sun, slow but steady

How did Britain’s wind power stand up to the record-breaking hot summer of 2018? Researchers look back over 38 years

Hot summers are often accompanied by calmer skies and a dip in wind power generation. Back in 2008, wind power only made up 1.5% of the UK’s electricity mix, but today wind power provides around 17%. So how did Britain’s wind turbines fare with the record breaking hot dry summer of 2018?

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