Electricity generated from renewables in Scotland has matched that produced from fossil fuels for the first time.
Both sources accounted for 32% of total electricity generated in 2013, according to figures released by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Scotland continues to be a net exporter of electricity, exporting 28% of generation compared to 26% in 2012.
Renewable electricity accounted for 44.4% of electricity consumption, up from 38.8% in 2012, when exported electricity is taken into consideration.
The country’s renewable electricity generation in the first three quarters of 2014 was 21% higher compared to the same period in 2013, largely due to a 39% increase in hydro generation and a 13% increase in wind output.
Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “Renewable generation continues to go from strength to strength in Scotland – now matching fossil fuels for the first time.
“The figures show 2013 was another record breaking year for renewables and we continue to be on track to do the same in 2014 – with renewable electricity production up 21% on the same time last year. We remain on track for our targets of 50% of demand by 2015 and 100% by 2020.
“Harnessing Scotland’s vast energy wealth has multiple benefits – reducing our carbon emissions, creating jobs and investment and improving the energy security of Scotland and the rest of the UK.”