Wow, the Portuguese have certainly caught the clean energy bug. Earlier we covered the announcement of the world's first commercial wave farm off the coast of Portugal. Now we get word of the construction of the world's biggest solar energy power station in Portugal's sunny but impoverished Alentejo region:
The park would be visible from space, according to a spokesman for the owners of the site at an abandoned pyrite mine near the town of Beja, in the southern Alentejo region. With a potential output of 116 megawatts, the new station would be several times the size of what is now the world's largest solar energy plant. ...With 1,890 kilowatt hours of sunshine per square metre a year, the parched and thinly populated Alentejo is one of the most promising areas on the continent for solar power.