Solar industry in the United States is set for a promising future as investor are backing new super-sized batteries. Energy hungry technology companies and fund managers are both investing into solar plus storage projects.
China and South Korea have plans to connect their electricity grids via an ocean floor power network. The aim to create a pan Asian electric power system. The grid will be using the most up to date high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology to make it as efficient as possible.
Germany currently generates over 35 per cent of its electricity from solar and wind energy sources. To produce all this renewable energy more than 30,000 wind turbines have been constructed and roughly 1.7 million solar power installations have taken place, with installed capacities of 60 gigawatts and 46 gigawatts respectively.
Analysis on the national grid and the UKs target to reach net zero carbon by the year 2050 has discovered that around 120,000 jobs will need to be created and filled in the energy sector by 2030 and about 280,000 jobs on top of that by the year 2050.
New wind farms in Senegal and Egypt, managed by Lekela Power, are leading the way in providing a clean, reliable and secure energy source to their respective nations whilst also reducing carbon emissions.
Thousands of people who live in the Far North region of New Zealand could potentially be facing frequent ‘Third World’ blackouts if Top Energy are not able to use the diesel generators to help power the area.
A floating nuclear power plant has been connected to the Russian grid and has started generating electricity for an isolated are of Russia.
During 2019, almost half of the electricity consumed in Britain was produced by a zero-carbon method. This included wind, solar and nuclear power which generated 48.5% of all electricity, compared to 43% from fossil fuels.
A tiny village near the Moroccan Atlantic coastline Id Mjahdi, is hoping to become Africa’s first village to be powered only by solar power.
Forum for the future, a sustainability charity, has started up a new online matchmaking platform which plans to pair up community energy groups with public sector organisations or businesses that own sites or buildings which could be at the middle of a community owned scheme to provide renewable energy.