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58% renewables in December 2020

58% renewables in December 2020

More than half of Faroese electricity was powered by renewable energy in December 2020. Predominantly by hydro power.

A warm and wet December 2020 with increased precipitation resulted in an increase in renewable power production. In total, hydro, wind, solar and biomass power production, respectively, made up 58% of total power production.

Hydro power production increased by 15% compared to December 2019, whereas wind power production dropped and made up 14% of total production.

2020 proved to be a challenging year for wind power production in the Faroe Islands as several of the installed wind mills experienced generator failure.

Solar and biomass production made up a little over 1 per cent of total production, which is considered satisfactory.

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