Sahara switches on the world’s largest solar plant

What will be the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world has just been switched on in Ourrzazate, Morocco. Sitting right on the edge of the Saharan desert across thousands of acres is the Noor complex solar plant. It can already generate up to 160 megawatts of power but upon completion it will be able to reach a huge 580 megawatts; potentially enough energy to power in excess of one million homes by the year 2018. According to the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) finance group, the plant will decrease the amount of carbon emissions by a predicted 760,000 tonnes every...

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The Time Of The Renewable Electricity Grid

Just a few years ago, renewable energy was barely considered as a part of a country's energy planning. Publics and governments attempted to increase the renewable share in their energy systems, however the costs were too high. Many were also concerned about the impact of adding 'too much capacity' from various renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power on the electricity grid. But this is no more. The economics are no longer challenging, with the prices for inputs falling so low (in particular solar PV and wind turbines) that renewables are now in close competition with traditional, fossil fuel...

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Over 1.5M Solar Power Systems Installed in AUS

Australia is now home to more than 23.3 million solar panels- that's at least one module for everyone in the country. According to SunWiz, a solar consultancy firm, the 1,500,000th solar power system was installed on the 22nd of December, 2015. Clean electricity is being generated by over 4.65 gigawatts of sub-capacity systems all over the country, and solar homeowners are saving loads of money on their power bills. Australia has the largest amount of solar installations per capita compared to anywhere in the world- approximately 18 per cent of Australian homes have a solar PV system installed, said SunWiz....

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The First 100% Solar Powered Airport

Cochin International Airport in southern India is the first airport in the world to be completely powered by the sun. 46,000 solar panels are installed near the runway, utilising the bright sunlight and converting it into electricity. The solar powered airport is in the state of Kerala, and this huge project started with a small experiment. 400 panels were originally installed on the airport's rooftop in 2013, and after they were successful the decision way made to take it to the next level- entirely sun powered, a move inspired the airport's soaring power bills. Self-sufficiency in terms of meeting energy needs...

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