A new report claims that in 2016, Wales generated 43% of its electricity via renewable sources, up nearly 33% from 2015 levels.
Wales has over 67,000 renewable and green energy producing projects across the country, over 20% more than in 2014.
575MW is produced by locally owned projects totalling 62,420. The majority of this generation (81%) comes from solar generation.
Whereas onshore wind makes up the majority of installed capacity, with an increase of over 54% seen since 2014.
During the period from 2014, renewable heat capacity has increased by around 97%.
If it’s 2030 renewable energy plans are to come to fruition, Wales will be required to almost double its current locally produced renewable power to 1GW.
It will also need to increase its renewable energy production to 70%, a further increase of 27%.