Last thing first:
“Prime Minister Jose Socrates has said he wants 45% of Portugal’s power consumption to come from renewable energy by 2010. “
… only one thing to say: CHAPEAU!
The story is, Portugal pushed the start button of the world’s most powerful solar power plant and this is producing the power needed for 8000 homes.
The 11-megawatt plant has 52,000 photovoltaic modules, which will produce 20 gigawatt hours of power each year.
For further news: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6505221.stm