The Sahara Solar Breeder Project is currently being developed by scientists from leading universities in Japan, and will use the world’s biggest desert as its main energy source. The idea behind the initiative is to build silicon manufacturing and solar power plants in the desert, in turn using the power generated from these plants to build even more silicon and power plants in a “breeding” process. Scientists are hoping that such plants will be able to supply energy worldwide through DC power lines using high-temperature superconductors. While the project is still in its research stages, they have already set a target goal of providing 50% of the world’s energy by 2050.