Britain got a glimpse of its green future as the sun provided more power to households than any other energy source over a rare, sunny holiday weekend. Solar generation rose to 8,728 megawatts at 2 p.m. on Sunday, just shy of the record of 8,910 megawatts on May 26 last year. The sun provided 26.9 percent of electricity supply, just beating natural gas, while coal output was zero, according to data from utility Drax Plc. Britain’s energy mix is changing as renewables crowd out other forms of generation. Once a power industry mainstay, the nation went a record 75 hours without using coal at the end of April. U.K. solar capacity is predicted to grow by about 38 percent over the next five years. – Bloomberg

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