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Renewable Energy Across the Globe: Antarctica

Great steps have been made across the globe toward adopting more environmentally conscious energy sources. How each continent makes use of their varied resources is what sets them apart from each other.
Here’s what’s happening in Antarctica:

Even Antarctica has a history of renewable energy use, mainly in the form of micro-scale solar arrays and wind generators. Solar water heaters are used at King Edward Point, South Georgia, and Signy. There are plans to install another system at Bird Island. One of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, comprised of some 36 panels, is used for heating at the New Bransfield House in Rothera. This is also the site with the most potential for large-scale renewable energy generation, either in the form of more PV arrays or large wind turbines.

Want to know what’s happening in the other continents? Check below:

Africa – lots of untapped potential
Antarctica – yes, even in Antarctica
Asia – find out how Japan is doing in response to the Fukushima nuclear accident and where the rest of Asia is at renewable energy
Australia – hydroelectricity accounts for almost 60% of their renewable energy
Europe – guess which country has the first commercial wave farm
North America – who is the world’s largest wind producer, Canada, Mexico or the United States?
South America – find out why it is the leader in electricity from renewable sources.


Kathryn Hannis

Kathryn spent the first half of her life in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States. Then, just as she was about to begin her freshman year in high school, her family uprooted and transplanted to The Hague, the Netherlands, Europe. Kathryn studied Environmental Engineering at NAU, in Flagstaff, Arizona, and then later moved back to the Netherlands to get a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Technology.

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