The NFU has reported that with this June being Britain's sunniest month since July 2013, both ground mounted and roof mounted solar arrays are pumping out the kilowatts.

The NFU's chief adviser for renewable energy and climate change, Dr J Scurlock, confirmed that at times solar power has been generating more than a quarter of UK electricity output.

And for 11 out of the past 12 days in a row, electricity from the sun has peaked at over eight gigawatts - which is about twice the maximum rating of the giant Drax power station in Yorkshire.  

On average over this period, solar has been generating around 7-8% of total UK electricity, breaking weekly and monthly output records and pushing wind power in second place at about 6/7%.