Desertec Advances: Massive Solar Power Project No Longer a Mirage?


futuresolarIt’s not diamonds.  Nor is it gold.  But it might be just as lucrative. European firms this time have their eyes on North African deserts as the location of a giant network of solar thermal plants to provide low-carbon energy for Europe.

I am extremely interested in the devlopment of Desertec, the half-trilllion dollar project that is being planned by a consortium of banks, corps, and think-tanks in Europe.  The idea is to build a network of solar thermal plants based in north African deserts and send the low-carbon energy produced back to Europe.

But I am also extremely wary of it as well.  There are a number of issues that I felt needed airing.  Catch the full article over on Sustainablog.

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