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Can North Africa light up Europe?

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Deshbhakt, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Deshbhakt

    Deshbhakt Senior Member

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    HAMBURG, Germany -- Twenty-five years after Gerhard Knies conceived of powering Europe with the Sahara Desert's sun, the North Africa Solar project has grown into something considerably more than a mere mirage, but it's still less than a reality.
    Part of the plan is to erect a network of solarplants that generate electricity by concentrating the heat from sunlight to make electricity, generating 100 gigawatts or the equivalent of 100 large nuclear powerplants. Another part is to develop a grid of high-voltage transmission lines that can carry the power from Morocco, Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria to power-hungry markets in Europe'-MAYBE TANESCO SHOULD SIGN/JOIN UP FROM NOW....

    Full link: Can North Africa Light Up Europe with Solar Power?: Scientific American