2022 was a difficult year for the European Union energy-wise. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February reduced the supply and upped the price of gas, while a summer drought strained its hydroelectric resources.
Erthos announced plans to build the first large-scale ground-mounted solar farm, as Canary Media reported. While the total size of the Texas-based project is not yet known, it will be greater than 100 megawatts (MW).
The traditional Christmas tree placed in the Piazza Venezia of Rome has sparked some controversy this year. The tree’s lights are being powered by two solar panels positioned nearby, but some critics are saying the solar panels are ugly.