Portugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of national energy network figures.
Electricity consumption in the country was fully covered by solar, wind and hydro power in an extraordinary 107-hour run that lasted from 6.45am on Saturday 7 May until 5.45pm the following Wednesday, the analysis says.
Ain’t that fabulous? Excellent, so, how’d they do it?
Hydro power mainly. 50% of “renewables” is hydro. Some 5 GW capacity apparently. And another 1.5 GW of pumped storage.
Hey, fine by me, I cycle over one of their damns often enough.
So, now we know how to do it which valleys are we going to go and flood?