Following its crippling economic crisis that inevitably led to the country losing ground in its status as a global leader in renewable energy production, Spain is looking to prioritize the sector rather than decimating it.
The world knows about Spain’s staggering economic crisis, a downturn in its economy that the country is now starting to climb out of. A lesser known fact could make for insightful reading. Spain, with its 300 days of sunshine and a landscape that receive plenty of winds was the world leader in solar and wind energy production between 2007-08, the year before the global financial crisis. As reported by AFP, the year was also one where a decade-long property [...]
The Scottish government has stamped its approval for a floating offshore windmill warm that will be built off the coast of the country, out at sea.
The world’s largest offshore wind farm has been greenlit by the Scottish government and will see Norwegian energy firm Statoil engage in a pilot scheme to install five turbines that will be anchored out at sea.
The pilot batch will consist of five floating windmills with 6MW turbines each, totaling 30MW with the collective peak potential to generated 135GWh (Giga-watts/hr). That’s enough to power 20,000 homes.
Dubbed the Hywind Scotland project, construction is set to begin in 2016 and will be the UK’s first ever [...]
India is now home to the world’s first fully solar-powered airport after the unveiling of the Cochin International Airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Over the next 25 years, the landmark project is expected to save carbon emissions of 300,000 tons, the equivalent of planting 3 million trees.
Cochin International Airport can now boast to be “absolutely power neutral” after unveiling a new renewable-energy system that makes it the world’s first fully solar-powered airport. The airport will have 50,000 to 60,000 units of electricity consumer per day, used for all its operational functions, reports the Economic Times.
The airport will be powered by a 12 MWp [...]