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Renewables generate enough clean energy to keep Portugal's lights on for four days @pvmagazine

Renewables power Portugal for four days straight 19. May 2016 | Applications & Installations , Global PV markets , Industry & Suppliers , Markets & Trends | By: Ian Clover Solar, wind and hydro combine over extraordinary four-day period between May 7 – 11 to generate enough clean energy to keep Portugal's lights on during that time. Although solar's share in Portugal's renewable sector is still small, the technology played its part in last week's record-breaking output.Wikipedia Portugal last week ran on clean energy for 107 uninterrupted hours, or more than four days, as solar, wind and hydropower covered 100% of electricity consumption. Data analysis of Portugal’s national energy network provided by clean energy watchdog ZERO revealed that between 6.45am on Saturday May 7, through to 5.45pm on Wednesday May 11, all electricity demand was met by a combination of solar, wi...

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