Our Round-Up Of Solar Developments Taking Place Across The World This Week
This week in solar sees green energy continue to enjoy unmatched growth across the United States’ energy markets. Texas experiences a record-breaking quarter as new solar capacity soars while the U.S. are among several countries named as possible candidate for going 100% renewable.
The world’s largest solar plant has also come online in California amidst great excitement for future developments.
News from further abroad sees the Solar Impulse 2, the world’s first round the globe attempt in a solar airplane, still grounded in Japan after being cleared for takeoff, while, ironically, one of the world’s largest fossil fuel producers are now turning to solar for their survival
The Solutions Project have published plans on how each of the 50 states in America could switch to 100% renewable energy.
But it didn’t stop there. Led by Mark Z Jacobson, The Solutions Project crew did the same for the rest of the world’s countries.
Here you can see the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan in 7 particularly interesting comparisons.
Texas has recorded its best-ever Q1 with 49 megawatts (MW) of newly installed solar capacity, kicking off what’s expected to be a banner year in 2015. Click here for the full story.
The world’s largest solar plant, Solar Star, went online on June 19th. This 579 MW plant is very impressive. Click here for the full story.
Why is one of the world’s largest fossil fuel producers turning to solar energy? Could it be because they are themselves responsible for burning a quarter of the fuel they produce? Click here for the full story.
The Solar Impulse 2 was back in its mobile hangar on Wednesday after take-off from Japan was postponed at the 11th hour due to bad weather over the Pacific Ocean. The crew now patiently watch long range weather reports for a change of luck. Click here for the full story.
It’s business as usual, and solar continues to pave the critical way towards a greener, more sustainable future.