Fascinating reading (well, for the likes of me at any rate!), so many thanks for posting that link. I was surprised to note the midday max evidently not being matched by a corresponding trough during the hours of darkness. The basic conclusion of the study (unsurprisingly) confirms that, on the widest scale, our planetary wind patterns are driven by the heat of the sun. (At this point I'd best put my hands up and admit to being a space sciences nerd on the QT. This report is more usually something I'd be perusing with regard to the atmospheres of other planets and moons in our solar system). The thing to note, is that the report (perfectly reasonably, given it's scope) confines it's study to the instantaneous correlation between wind patterns and electricity consumption, which on the whole, are favourable to wind generation. What it doesn't mention - and doesn't claim to take into account - is the entire issue of grid-level storage. I mention this, not as any criticism of a most detailed study, but with regard to it's implications for the switch to clean energy. Neither, obviously, does it's scope extend to tidal or hydro generation, both of which are as relevant to the wider decarbonisation process.