5 Remarkable Renewable Energy Projects From Around The World

Renewable energy grew by 50% in 2023. Experts estimate it will be the world’s largest electricity source by 2025 (IBM, 2024). We aim to explore remarkable renewable energy projects globally and learn how other countries are helping their communities.

Ivanpah Solar Park now produces renewable energy for millions of people

1. Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, USA

Located in the Mojave Desert of California, the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility is one of the largest concentrating solar power facility in the world. Using solar thermal technology, the Ivanpah plant uses 183,500 heliostats – software-controlled mirrors – to follow the sun and reflect in onto three water filled boilers that then produce steam which is filtered into turbines that generate electricity. The 914-acre plant nearly doubled the U.S.’s total thermal energy production from previous years and will generate 940,000 MWh annually. 

2. Noor Solar Complex, Morocco

 The Noor Solar Complex in Morocco is another one of the largest concentrated solar power plants in the world. Located in the Sahara Desert, sunlight is never a sparse resource! Morocco’s first renewable energy project stretches a massive 3,000 hectares and uses various technologies across four separate solar power plants. This 580MW plant now powers over 1 million homes with renewable energy.

3. Hywind Scotland, Scotland

Hywind Scotland is the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Aberdeenshire. Made up of 5 wind turbines, their floating technology generates deep-water wind energy. This provides renewable electricity to over 20,000 homes and has created direct and indirect employment opportunities for those involved. This unique renewable energy project demonstrates how successful wind energy can be, thus making it a no brainer for future development.  

Hornsea Wind Farm is now one of the largest renewable energy sites in the world

4. Hornsea Wind Farm, UK

Located off the coast of Yorkshire, Hornsea Wind Farm is home to 2 farms with 2 more under construction. Hornsea 1 was the world’s largest wind farm until Hornsea 2 came into operation in 2022 with a total capacity of 1.2GW. With nearly 340 turbines each turn can power one household for 29 hours! This huge project now powers 2.4 million homes across the north and hopes to continue expanding.  

5. Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park, India

The Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh, India, is one of the largest solar parks in the world, spanning over 5 million acres of land. This huge array is made up of 4 million panels and saved a whopping 700,000 tons of carbon dioxide by 2017. During the construction of the park 2,500 jobs were generated, boosting the local economy as well as the countries eco credentials.  

These remarkable projects showcase the benefits of investing in renewable energy. As a result, taking a step in the right direction can significantly reduce CO2 emissions, impacting not just one country but the entire world. If you’re interested in tackling climate change and want to invest in solar and/or battery solutions, get in touch today and chat with one of our friendly advisors.

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