Renewable energy has got off to a roaring start this year with more than 24 places across the globe now operating purely off 100% renewable energy with further plans for major cities like London to follow suit. Countries like Iceland and Paraguay obtain essentially all of their electricity from renewable sources and the list is set to double over the next few years.
Following this year’s blistering summer, California’s solar energy production has surged beyond expected. In 2010, it is said that California were only generating 0.5% of its electricity through solar technology, however, last year, the figure reached 10%, making an impressive 2000% growth in less than a decade!
Africa has been slow to adopt renewable technologies, as a result of lack of investment and limited electrification. However, this is changing, and in the first six months of 2017, $236m was invested in renewable energy projects throughout Africa, focusing particularly on solar power projects. So, things will only get better for Africa’s renewable energy.
Other countries are well on their way to exceed their renewable energy targets in the next decade. Germany wants to get to 65% renewable energy by 2030 while Europe hopes to increase its 2030 renewable energy target to 32% up from 27%. Even better, Sweden is set it to reach its renewables goal for 2030 this year!
It’s great to see that the future is bright for Renewable Energy!