Thursday, November 17, 2016
Alternative Energy in the UK
The UK Data Explorer has released an interactive map of Operational UK Renewable Electricity Sites. The map shows the location of wind farms, hydroelectric power stations, solar farms and other forms of renewable energy.
The markers are color coded on the map by type of renewable energy and are sized to represent the maximum power output of the renewable energy site. You can click on the different types of renewable energy plant in the map sidebar to filter the map to only show the selected type of energy provider.
If you use the filtering tools you can see how the majority of onshore wind and hydroelectricity production is located in Scotland, while solar energy is concentrated mainly in the south of England.