Portuguese Renewable Energy Generation Achieves a New Record
Serpa solar farm, Portugal [Image Source: Wikimedia Commons]
Hot on the heels of Germany supplying 95 percent of its electricity demand from renewable energy, Portugal has managed to meet all of its electricity needs from solar, wind and hydro-electricity over four consecutive days, running for a total of 107 hours between the morning of Saturday 7th May and early evening on Wednesday May 11th. No backup at all was needed from the country’s coal or natural gas plants.
The figures were released by Portugal’s ZERO System Sustainable Land Association, in collaboration with the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN).