Wednesday, 26 April 2017
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Bensafim Solar Plant to be paid for by tax payers!!Following news of a massive solar project in eastern Algarve borough of Alcoutim, investors are reported to be ploughing €63 million into a similar venture at the western end of the region.

Bensafrim - still waiting for the €115 million state-of-the-art football village promised by various entrepreneurs over the years - is to receive two solar power generating centres, headed up by Portuguese company Hyperion, lead by João Talone, a former director of EDP.

whalehumpbackThe renowned marine photographer, Nuno Sá, is exhibiting many of his works in Olhão.

‘Oásis’ is being hosted in the city's municipal library until February 25th.

TESLA Powerwall 2 in Algarve!!Now SHS Solar Solutions is the first in Europe to deliver TESLA POWERWALL 2 !! Since the release of TESLA Powerwall all hell broke loose. Now, already their new generation is launched, with more then double capacity.

SHS is the exclusively authorised reseller for Algarve.

comportaestatePart of successive governments' devolution strategy has involved transfering the responsibility for ecological land (REN) to local councils which now are at liberty to reclassify these areas to suit local developers.

This increases the likelihood of corruption on a grand scale as former ecological land is relased for tourist development.

supermoonThe Supermoon that will occur on November 14th, 2016, will be the closest a Full Moon has been to Earth since January 25, 1948.

A Supermoon happens when a Full Moon or New Moon coincides with the Moon's closest approach to Earth; also called perigee. A Super Full Moon looks around 12% to 14% bigger than its counterpart, the Micromoon.

SHS brings TESLA POWERWALL to Algarve !!It does not only look fantastic, it is the latest Battery technology: TESLA POWERWALL

Everybody knows Tesla and their electric sports car, but not many people know the car was never built to create a car, it was made for the battery technology.

Aljezur Swimming Pools implement energy efficiency solutionsOn September 14th the municipality of Aljezur, in partnership with the SANDY-Regional Agency of energy and environment of the Algarve, received the Group of European partners that integrate the project Nearly Zero-Energy Sports Facilities.

This is a project which aims to assess the energy situation of a set of 18 sports facilities of the European Union, more specifically Portugal, Netherlands, Italy, Cyprus, Ireland, Denmark and Croatia, to subsequently seek to define and implement a package of innovative energy efficiency solutions to reduce more than 50% of current energy consumption.

Monchique Fire in PicturesWith thanks to photographer, David Pickering, who shares some shots of the September fire aftermath in Monchique lest we forget the vast area consumed and the extraordinary effort from local bombeiros, air support and the Army to put out the flames and to stop them re-igniting.

If you have photos of this event that you want to share, please send them to fire@algarvedailynews.com