If you want to move the teaching of electricity generation from the simplistic ‘facts’ about renewables and non-renewables there are some great resources available online that give you real and current data for analysis. This is ideal for
Current Generating State in the UK – Gridwatch Shows Live Data – Daily , Weekly, Monthly and annual demand. This allows students to analyse why is demand lower on Sundays? In Summer?
It also gives a breakdown of how the energy demand was fulfilled using renewables and non-renewables. The variable nature of wind and solar generation are very apparent….
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