Spain Targets 100% Renewable Electricity by 2050

Spain has set out ambitious plans to switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2050. Under the proposals, the government aims to install at least 3GW of wind and solar power capacity every year over the next 10 years. The news comes after the government recently recently scrapped the 7% solar …

Solar to Become Europe’s Most Competitive Energy by 2030

Solar will become the continent’s most competitive source of energy by 2020. That’s the verdict from Sun Investment Group, which suggests the elimination of the Minimum Import Price (MIP) allowing solar modules to become up to 30% cheaper. It says the decision to lift trade tariffs on the import of …

Solar-Powered Car to Speed into the Sunlight by 2019

A German start-up has launched a series of trials to test its new solar-powered car. Sono Motors’ Sion is an electric vehicle (EV) with one important difference – 330 solar cells built into its doors, bonnet and roof aim to do away with the range anxiety often associated with battery-powered …

Renewable Energy Could “Effectively Be Free” by 2030, Says UBS Analyst

A research analyst at Swiss investment bank UBS believes the cost of energy renewables could be so near to zero by 2030 “it will effectively be free,” according to a projections published on Monday. If renewables could soon be cheaper than all the alternative energy sources, and that this “is …

The Fifth Energy Symposium 2018: Hydrogen as Energy Source

The 5th Energy Symposium will take place on 11-12 September 2018 at the KIT Campus Nord (Karlsruhe, Germany). The theme of this year’s event is “Hydrogen as energy source”, as hydrogen technologies will foster Europe’s distributed power generation, allow the application of renewables to the transport sector and help to …

Grate New Solar Plant Powers Cheese Processing Facility

A giant solar farm that is powering a cheese processing facility in Northern Ireland has been launched. The 5MW project is providing green electricity to Dale Farm’s cheddar cheese plant at Dunmanbridge in Cookstown and consists of 15,500 solar panels. It will provide around 20% of the cheese factory’s power …