by Charlotte Neale

How many cups of tea did you have last week? The chances are that at least one was boiled by the wind.

At one point last week, 10 per cent of the UK’s electricity was being supplied by wind turbines.

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Britain has been steadily increasing its wind farms in the last few years. The most recent addition is an offshore wind farm (currently the world’s largest) off the coast of Kent, which may produce enough electricity to power 200,000 homes per 100 turbines. This, in theory, means that if there are approximately 26 million households in the UK – and assuming a similar turbine specification as the Kent windfarm ones – we could power the entire UK with 13,000 wind turbines.

In an article in the Guardian the chief of RenewablesUK voiced the hope that windfarm contribution will steadily grow over the next decade and make up 30 per cent of the UK’s electricity.

Better hold your hats on!

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