Portugal to Export Solar Energy to Germany

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Once again, renewable energy is proving to be critical in strengthening shaky economies. To make some cash and ease its budget crisis, Portugal is looking to export solar power to Germany.

Luz.On, a Portuguese solar company, is aiming to set up solar parks that will then supply power to more northern nations, especially those with higher renewable energy incentives.

The road to solar exporting isn’t all that easy, though, and Luz.On might face some difficulties navigating the differences between European nations’ energy export laws.

Source: Renewable Energy World
Image: FoxPictures via Shutterstock 

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3 thoughts on “Portugal to Export Solar Energy to Germany

    • Read up on Desertec. Europe is in the early stage of creating an unified grid that reaches from Iceland to North Africa the the Middle East.

      Already power is sold all around Europe. Spain sells power to Morocco. Germany sells power to France.

      It’s really no different than how Washington State sells hydro power to Southern California or how Oklahoma is getting ready to sell wind electricity to Tennessee.

    • germany has been in talks with several countries about importing their solar. they have great solar policy and economics, but countries to the south have much better natural solar resources.

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