With spring almost upon us, we thought it was time we started talking about solar panels. We’ve put together a list of some of the largest and most ambitious solar energy projects from around the world.
The recent British heatwave has created a surge in demand for solar PV installations, according to this recent report. On a good day we are able to meet about 2% of the UK’s energy demand with solar power. Doesn’t sound too bad, until you realise that Germany are churning out a meaty 5%, and have big plans to generate 20% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
The in-depth article below is used with permission from The Carbon Brief. You can read the original version here.
In our final roundup of the year, we have solar panel building robots, scary infograhics, Mexican solar ovens, Hobbits and gravity-powered lighting!