By Press Association

Increase in solar installations and good weather means UK is sourcing 16% of its electricity from sunshine on Friday afternoon, industry claims

Solar power is supplying 16% of the UK’s electricity demand this afternoon as the country basks in sunshine, the industry estimates.

The news comes as solar-powered homes, commercial rooftop schemes and solar farms open to the public on Friday and Saturday as part of “solar independence day”.

Via: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/03/sunny-weather-sees-britain-break-solar-power-record-estimate-says