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Europe and solar

What Happens When a Solar Eclipse Takes 30GW of Solar Off-Line?

March 3, 2015 by Nigel Morris

Solar Reliability and Eclipses

The world is about to experience a fascinating experiment, when a solar eclipse hits Europe on March 20th, 2015. It’s not the first time Europe has experienced a major solar eclipse and had to deal with PV capacity being part of the mix, so they have some good lessons to model from the last one in 1999.[read more]

Is Europe Paying the Price for Its Solar Leadership?

May 12, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson

Europe and Solar Energy

One curious meme that developed over the last few years is that the US leads the world in tackling carbon emissions. This is typically followed by a sentence with the word ‘fracking‘. But if you actually look at the data you can see declining oil use was as big a driver in the cuts.[read more]