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Scotland reaches solar goal 5 years early – PV record broken in U.S.

photo courtesy of ecocongregationscotland.org
photo courtesy of ecocongregationscotland.org

The installation pace of renewable energy generated by photovoltaic (PV) solar power has rapidly accelerated and that’s not surprising. Not only is solar electricity good for the environment, its installation costs are dropping rapidly. Now solar’s total generation costs in some parts of the world are almost as low as traditional dirty electricity sources, even without accounting for solar’s lower-pollution economic benefits. Additionally, solar electricity is not subject to fuel cost increases and can provide the benefits of distributed generation. Continue reading Scotland reaches solar goal 5 years early – PV record broken in U.S.

Renewables Supplied 49.8% of Scotland’s 2014 Electric Demand

photo courtesy of Wikipedia
photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Scotland’s love of renewables reinforces the country’s image as a bastion of thrift. Despite having 60% of EU oil reserves, renewable sources met essentially 50% of Scotland’s 2014 total electricity demand according to Energy Statistics for Scotland’s preliminary data. Looking only at household consumption, renewable generation was enough to supply the power for every home in the nation. Continue reading Renewables Supplied 49.8% of Scotland’s 2014 Electric Demand