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The Desertec Initiative

The Desertec Industrial Initiative is the largest solar project in the world. The US$550 billion plan aims to develop "a reliable, sustainable and climate-friendly energy supply" in North Africa's Sahara desert that will be capable of providing the entire MENA region with energy as well as Europe.

When the project was first announced in July 2009, it sounded a bit like science-fiction and was dismissed as being "unrealistic" and even exploitative. However, once it was noted that the project could provide 15 percent of Europe's electricity by 2050, people began to sit up and listen.

Currently Desertec's first solar power plant is under construction. The $822 million Moroccan power plant will be a 150-megawatt, 7.4 square mile solar plant and is the first step in the major 500MW super project.

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3 Comments

  1. Tauno Nakuhaka July 25, 2013 at 5:56 am

    This are all great project: and I would like to start one in My Village (NAMIBIA)

  2. senmut October 19, 2012 at 8:48 am

    This solar,…power plant is built the same way how I described, explained Techen Towers from Atlantean times. Look on my web:http://senmut.webs.com/nibirutechen2.gif
    They only copied what about I wrote,..dimensions, proportions,..number of turbins in funnel,..

  3. newengineer January 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    dear Sir/Madam
    In my opinion solar and wind energy are great to certain extent but they are costing the tax payers a fortune and they are only supplying energy amount to a drop in the ocean by the name of low carbon energy, I think the only way we are going to make any effect to the climate is to have a system for every home small and cheap enough and easy to install even if it can generate 2kw.hr daily.
    Watch this space all I am waiting is some help.
    Basil Hanna

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