Morocco is considered a the hope of the future by some in the solar energy industry, but the region also poses some technical difficulties.
India's energy demand far outstrips its generation capacity leading to power outages. The government has to tackle this if it wants to achieve its aim of turning the country into a manufacturing powerhouse, say experts.
California could meet its energy needs with renewables alone, according to Stanford University researchers. The authors of a recent study say a transition scenario is economically as well as technically feasible.
Since the 2011 Fukushima atomic disaster, Japanese firms have focused on a new generation of technologically advanced communities. Innovations range from fuel cells to car pooling to meet the needs of the future.
The world's biggest solar thermal power project is under construction at Ouarzazate in south-central Morocco. When it's done, it will cover 2500 hectares and generate five hundred Megawatts of peak power.
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