Thursday, 30 March 2017
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pv180 MW of solar projects have been authorized under the market system in the south of the nation. Additionally, 68 licenses for solar projects are being processed, which total more than 2 GW of potential.

In Portugal licenses for PV projects under the market system are being processes which total 2.1 GW of capacity, according to a government press release.

CoindrumAn innovative new customer service was introduced at Faro Airport this week that lets customers use the “Coindrum” machines to convert all their unwanted coins into a shopping voucher for the Duty Free Store.

Its main advantage for travellers is that they won’t have unwanted Euro coins currency left once they depart Portugal, however the service also offers an extra perk: vouchers are worth 10% more than whatever customers deposit into the unit.

Techni-call Computer SupportProblems with your computer, laptop or tablet? Buying a new one and need your data moved across? Perhaps you need a website to promote your new business venture?

Established in the Algarve since 2004 we have many happy customers who will vouch for our reliable, honest and efficient service.

Whether you are a business or home user we offer a mobile support service for your convenience. From our base near Lagoa, we are ideally located to be able to offer services throughout the whole of the Algarve.

bbcBritish holidaymakers in Portugal and other EU countries are to get access to BBC iPlayer and Sky Go as the EU make changes copyright rules in plans that have distressed broadcasters.

The BBC is having to allow licence fee payers to access the iPlayer from abroad under new Brussels rules designed to create a single market for digital services.

MicrosoftThis scam has once again raised it's ugly head in the Algarve - Cybercriminals don't just send fraudulent email messages and set up fake websites. They might also call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft.

DO NOT believe what these fraudsters are saying... they WILL cause damage to your computer which is costly and inconvenient to rectify.

The following advice is from the legitimate Microsoft website.

pvEco-organisation Almargem has come out against the huge solar park planned for Alcoutim area, especially as nobody seems to know who is behind it.

"The Almargem Association has issued a negative opinion on the environmental impact study of the proposed Alcoutim Photovoltaic Centre that recently was under public discussion.

At issue is the construction of a solar 'mega centre', which plans the occupation and complete destruction of an area of 600 hectares of Algarve countryside with the installation of approximately 2.4 million photovoltaic panels to produce 220 MW of electricity, more than four times the installed power of the Solar Centre in Amareleja.

Never have an uncharged Smartphone, iPad or Tablet again...Small Household Solutions now has Solar Phone Chargers and USB Phone Chargers. Just put your SHS Solar Charger behind your car window screen and have it ready when your phone is empty !

Or charge your SHS USB Phone Charger at home on your computer to have a spare battery with you at all times !

Cybercrime Seminars prove of great valueThis was the general consensus by over 110 people who attended the Cybercrime and Computer Security Seminars held at the Conrad Hotel and Tavira Municipal Library on 24th and 30th September respectively.

The events organized by Safe Communities Algarve, included presentations by inspector Ricardo Valadas of the Judicial Police and Jim Litchko, a Computer Security Analyst from the USA. Inspector Valadas outlined the threats posed through the internet and social media, including how in a matter of minutes cyber criminals can develop a profile of social media users. He also outlined the dangers to youngsters particularly in the use of Facebook and Twitter.