List of renewable energy topics by country

This is a list of renewable energy topics by country. The list refers to renewable energy in general, as well as solar power, wind power, geothermal energy, biofuel, and hydro-electricity.

Wind power has a worldwide installed capacity of 74,223 megawatts (MW) and is widely used in several European countries and the USA. [ [http://www.gwec.net/uploads/media/07-02_PR_Global_Statistics_2006.pdf Global wind energy markets continue to boom – 2006 another record year] ] The manufacturing output of the photovoltaics industry reached more than 2,000 MW per year in 2006, [ [http://www.cleanedge.com/book/Chapter1_The_Clean_Tech_Revolution.pdf Solar Energy: Scaling Up Manufacturing and Driving Down Costs] p. 30.] and PV power plants are particularly popular in Germany. [ [http://www.pvresources.com/en/top50pv.php World's largest photovoltaic power plants] ] Solar thermal power stations operate in the USA and Spain, and the largest of these is the 354 MW SEGS power plant in the Mojave Desert. [ [http://www.osti.gov/accomplishments/pdf/DE00014520/DE00014520.pdf Solar Trough Power Plants] ] The world's largest geothermal power installation is The Geysers in California, with a rated capacity of 750 MW.cite web
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] Brazil has one of the largest renewable energy programs in the world, involving production of ethanol fuel from sugar cane, and ethanol now provides 18 percent of the country's automotive fuel. [ [http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/news/story?id=44896 America and Brazil Intersect on Ethanol] ] Biodesiel and ethanol fuel are widely available in the USA.

More topics

*Green Energy
**Green electricity in Australia
**Green electricity in the United Kingdom
*Conservation topics by country
**Energy use and conservation in the United Kingdom
*Other topics
**U.S. Energy Independence

See also

* Energy in present-day nations and states
* Green electricity in Australia
* Green electricity in the United Kingdom
* Renewable energy commercialization

References


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