Archive | February 2015

Natural events bring both challenges and opportunities, naturally…

Impact on Renewable Energy

Europe will witness a total solar eclipse starting around 08:40amCET on Friday 20th March 2015.

This event will provide an unprecedented test for Europe’s electricity systems thereby furthering our collective understanding of the impact of increased penetration of variable renewable technologies such as SolarPV which now accounts for approximately 10% of all the electricity produced in Europe from renewable sources.

Germany in particular may be impacted – for all the right reasons – due to its impressive achievement of now sourcing over 25% of its electricity from technologies such as SolarPV and Wind Farm arrays.

Just over one week later, during the evening of Saturday 28th March, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)  embarks upon Earth Hour 2015 an annual event where the world population [currently ~7.2Bn] is invited to switch off lights for one hour in a demonstrable act of pro-planet solidarity. Read More…

“Stuffocation”

Definition: A sudden shortness of breath.

Cause: Being overwhelmed by too much stuff, often shiny new stuff, but ALWAYS stuff that we can’t take with us at the very end.