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Welcome to the August night sky. This is the month of warm summer nights in the northern hemisphere and it is ideal for stargazing and meteor watching as the 12th of this month is the peak of the...

Welcome to the July night sky. This month our planet Earth is at the point in its orbit furthest away from the Sun, so our northern hemisphere summers are slightly less hot than they could have...

Welcome to the June night sky. This is the month with the longest days and the shortest nights in the northern hemisphere. The summer Solstice this year is on June 21 and this marks the time of...

Wave power tested in Ria Formosa

The Algarve’s Ria Formosa could be home to an innovative renewable energy project aimed at testing a Scottish prototype device that can generate electricity from the power of waves.

The...

Tavira’s green energy revolution

A play on the word “cooperative” joined to the name of legendary astronomer and mathematician Copernicus, results in Coopérnico – Portugal’s first renewable energy cooperative, whose pioneering...

“We are going to oversee a substantial increase in solar energy plants here,” António Sá da Costa, president of Portugal’s Renewable Energies Association (APREN), told us.

APREN, led by...

He’s already travelled the world, sharing his unique know-how with anyone willing to listen.

Celestino Ruivo, known for being one of the driving forces of solar cooking in the Algarve,...

Creating “greener, more economical and accessible” energy is the main goal of Alcoutim’s solar energy platform - one of Portugal’s first large solar parks.

In the next five years, it plans...

Welcome to the May night sky. This month the early evening heavens are dominated by three bright planets. The most brilliant is Venus over in the west. This planet is as far away from the Sun as...

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