Wind energy has the power to revolutionise the UK’s electricity industry, according to a UK study.
Research from analysts at Poyry says that the UK can massively expand wind power by 2030 without suffering power cuts or a National Grid meltdown, writes the BBC.
According to the report, the cost of electricity would then be determined not by consumer demand, but by how hard the wind is blowing so that when it is windy, power will be so cheap that other forms of generation will be unable to compete.
The study was done for National Grid, Centrica and other energy suppliers.
The researchers reviewed 2.5 million hourly weather reports on wind speeds all around the UK.