Increased availability of renewable energy sources provided enough to power the UK’s 28 million homes in 2023, according to the Government’s power tracker.
With an increasing number of firms in Northern Ireland providing the hardware and software for the renewable sector, opportunities are set to increase across local and national markets now that the ability to sustain power has been proven.
More and more businesses have also taken the opportunities to tackle increasing energy bills from traditional sources.
Renewable electricity generation in the UK surpassed 90TWh in 2023, a 10% increase from 2019, providing enough power for all homes.
Renewable electricity production reached the milestone of generating more than 90 terawatt hours (TWh) of power from wind, hydro and solar sources, in 2023.
The government’s Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit’s Power Tracker analysis indicates a notable increase of over 10% in renewable generation compared to 2019, while gas generation witnessed a decline of approximately 25%.
Renewable generation exhibited consistent growth in each quarter of 2023, with the first and fourth experiencing increases of around a quarter and a fifth, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2019.
According to the report, gas generation witnessed a decline of 20-30% in each quarter of the year when compared to 2019 levels.