Gallery: Massive Desertec Sahara Solar Power Project Faces Financial Tr...


The Desertec Initiative is a massive solar project that aims to use concentrated solar power plants in the Moroccan desert to harness the sun’s energy to power Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The large-scale project was announced back in 2007 and we’ve followed its progress closely ever since. Unfortunately, Desertec is facing problems – BBC News recently reported that two big industrial backers (Siemens and Bosch) have pulled out and the Spanish government has delayed signing an agreement to build solar power plants in Morocco.

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