5 Cleantech Milestones Worth Celebrating via @greentechmedia
Renewables Power Portugal Into 2013
In the first quarter of this year, Portugal got 70 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. That’s three straight months of outsize production from hydropower (37 percent) and wind (27 percent) with a small contribution from solar. Favorable weather conditions and easing energy consumption facilitated this noteworthy opportunity for Portugal, which must import all of its fossil fuels.
100 Gigawatts of Solar PV Now Installed Worldwide
More solar is being deployed in more countries than ever. Recently released figures from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association indicate that in 2012 the world added over 31 GW to its photovoltaic tally, bringing cumulative global installations to more than 100 gigawatts.
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