There are recent solar electricity records set in Germany, and Spain has recently seen a huge increase in wind power production. Meanwhile, SaskPower has solar power research from 13 years ago on its website, claims solar isn’t viable in the northern hemisphere, and is eyeing up more coal fired generation. The U of R has 0 solar panels in productive research (or otherwise), while my parents have 15 solar panels in productive research for the Sask. Research Council. Canada, and Saskatchewan are lagging behind, we’re becoming the technological 3rd World of G8 nations.
Here’s what a Brit thinks about their country, which apparently is ahead of Canada:
The Spanish average output is 60% higher than our highest ever peak output. That’s embarrassing.
“German wind energy industry association BWE said it expects developers to add between 3GW and 3.5GW of capacity this year”
Again, comparing to your figures of UK installed capacity of 7.77GW – Germany might install 45% of our entire wind capacity in 2013 alone.
It’s about time we became serious as a country and stopped dithering.
The UK is dithering? Oh, my. What are Saskatchewan “leaders” thinking? Are they even living on this planet? When those of us who are, attempt to talk to them about it, they’re more likely to arrest people than listen, apparently.
Here’s what the UK grid looks like right now.