Over the last few years, a number of countries across Europe have been striving to provide completely renewable energy to their citizens.

Previously, these countries have included Portugal, The Netherlands, and Germany. Today this list has expanded as Scotland announced that they were able to generate 106 percent of their electricity requirement via wind turbines over a 24 hour period.

They managed this just by using wind turbines, which is pretty impressive, but is thanks to the hurricane winds off the coast, which were as fast as 60 mph.

During these 24 hours, the turbines contributed 39,545 megawatt-hours against the total consumption of 37,202 megawatt-hours to the National Grid.

And it’s not just Europe that is working towards this goal, Costa Rica was able to run the country for a full 75 days on just renewable energy earlier last year.

It’s pretty exciting news, and clearly shows that those ugly wind turbines do provide great advantages after-all.

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