I think everyone agrees that watching Spain winning the world cup was just fantastic. However, it’s good to see that Spain are world beaters in something other than football (and tennis, cycling, grand prix!)…..any guesses?

Spain has just overtaken the US as the biggest generator of solar power in the world with the opening of the world’s largest solar plant in Badajoz. The plant, named La Florida, is about the size of 77 football pitches and generates about 50 megawatts of power.

Not only is Spain doing great things on its own soil but Obama has also just approved a financing deal for a far bigger solar plant to be built in Arizona that will be built and operated by the Spanish company, Abengoa Solar Inc.

Spain is continuing to invest heavily in renewable energy which is great news because it still has to import the vast majority of its energy to fulfil its requirements, which we of course have to pay for. Keep up the good work Spain!

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