The UK government is committed to ambitious renewable energy targets as part of an international agreement to reduce global warming. The current target is for 15% of the UK’s energy should be from renewable sources by 2020. We’ve a long way to go to hit these targets, so it’s no surprise that every avenue for increasing the ways in which we can generate power from renewable sources is being explored. Solar power offers a readily available source of clean, efficient energy for the UK, but in a country which is notoriously rainy and dull, what options are there for increasing solar power? One approach which is being investigated is whether large numbers of solar panels can be installed in sunnier regions to generate the power, store it, and then ship it back to the UK where it can be used.