Swindon produces enough electricity to power 97 per cent of the borough’s houses from renewable sources. The council’s target is to generate 200 megawatts of electricity form renewable sources, such as solar power because that is the amount needed to power every home in the town. It currently produces 195 mega watts. It hopes to have the capacity for the full 200 MW installed by next year. There are 43 solar farms operating in Swindon at the moment.