Wind energy has more than doubled since 2007 and was at a record high of 7,049 GWh in 2011, recent figures show – an increase of 45% from 2010 levels.
As Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said,
“It’s official – 2011 was a record-breaker, with enough green electricity being produced in Scotland to comfortably beat our interim target”.
Renewable energy as a whole was also at an all-time high in Scotland at 13,750 GWh, up 44.5% from 2010.
The statistics, along with Scottish Renewables’ report assigning 11,000 jobs directly to the growth of the renewables sector, confirms that Scotland is reaping a rich, renewables harvest.