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Important News => General => Topic started by: JamesH on November 29, 2015, 02:30:50 PM

Title: Will renewable energy exports become a national source of income?
Post by: JamesH on November 29, 2015, 02:30:50 PM
In the same way that many Arab countries export oil as a source of national income, in the future could those same countries (and others) export solar energy as a source of national income?

Scotland could do the same with wind too.
Title: Re: Will renewable energy exports become a national source of income?
Post by: LucidEnergy on November 29, 2015, 05:35:16 PM
Doesn't Iceland already do this with Hydroelectricity?

Otherwise, I think it's certainly possible, especially if the demand is there in Europe.
Title: Re: Will renewable energy exports become a national source of income?
Post by: allegrif on November 30, 2015, 02:02:44 PM
Doesn't Iceland already do this with Hydroelectricity?

Otherwise, I think it's certainly possible, especially if the demand is there in Europe.
Who do they export to? And how?
Title: Re: Will renewable energy exports become a national source of income?
Post by: LucidEnergy on November 30, 2015, 04:25:05 PM
Who do they export to? And how?

Oh this was about 10 years ago I heard about this, appears it was just a proposition that never got off the ground. I heard they were planning to build more hydro/geo plants and sell to the european grids, so they can get zero carbon energy without worrying about reliability.
Title: Re: Will renewable energy exports become a national source of income?
Post by: CuriousGeorge on December 01, 2015, 08:40:45 PM
Iceland need to go ahead and do this. With the geothermal activity there they're sitting on a goldmine. All it would take would be one (admittedly very large) investment to build the infrastructure, and they could be exporting electricity by the bucket. I mean, how much energy do you think such a region has just sitting underneath it? The answer is almost limitless.