Solar Panels
6 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Chu Class 101
Scoop.it!

Bright sun, bright future: Can Africa unlock its solar potential?

Bright sun, bright future: Can Africa unlock its solar potential? | Solar Panels | Scoop.it

CNN) -- Which country boasts the world's fastest growing clean energy investment? Germany? No. United States? Think again.

Jumping from a few hundred million dollars to $5.7 billion, South Africa recorded last year the world's highest growth in renewable energy investment, according to the U.N. Environment Program(UNEP).

 

The spectacular surge, led largely by investments in solar power projects, comes as South Africa moves to reduce its dependency on coal, which accounts for around 86% of its energy. To achieve that, the country has set the ambitious target of generating 18 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy by 2030.

As a result, a series of investments have trickled into the country, including Google's first foray into Africa's solar power market. The internet giant, which has spent more than $1 billion in renewable energy projects in the United States and Europe in recent years, announced in late May its decision to back the Jasper Power Project, a 96 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Northern Cape, with a $12 million investment.

more...
Todd Bratcher's curator insight, February 26, 2014 5:39 PM

Why have I not thought of this before?! Honestly who gets more direct sunlight continent wide than Africa. Investors are realizing its potential and Africa is now the fastest growing clean energy investment. As of now Africa depends on coal for 86% of its energy, one of the highest in the world. It is relieving to see efforts being made at clean energy use. But yet Africa also has one of the worst electric grids in the world so hopefully with more support for solar projects like this one, they will achieve better national access.

Andrea Pearse's curator insight, March 25, 2014 12:58 PM

"South Africa recorded last year the world's highest growth in renewable energy investment". This shows the immense potential that South Africa has but with great power comes great responsibility. The true test will be whether South Africa can 'unlock its potential'.

Scooped by Chu Class 101
Scoop.it!

Why New Jersey is the Best State for Solar Roof Installations

Why New Jersey is the Best State for Solar Roof Installations | Solar Panels | Scoop.it
There are significant economic benefits to New Jersey solar roof installations. To find out more contact AllSeason Solar at 888-832-5050
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chu Class 101
Scoop.it!

CPHG MCPS Gr5 Energy Sources Inquiry - LiveBinder

Web sites for the MCPS grade 5 marking period 1 inquiry on efficient energy sources (renewable & non-renewable) for producing electricity
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Chu Class 101 from Sustain Our Earth
Scoop.it!

Do Solar Panels Use More Energy Than They Generate? - Articles

Do Solar Panels Use More Energy Than They Generate? - Articles | Solar Panels | Scoop.it
People claim solar panels use more energy than they generate. Is that true?

Via SustainOurEarth
Chu Class 101's insight:

Usefull

more...
No comment yet.