04 Aug '17, 1pm

Desert power for EU dream lives on with 4.5GW Tunisia plan

Desert power for EU dream lives on with 4.5GW Tunisia plan

Plans for vast solar deployment in North Africa exporting clean power to Europe – an ambition as old as the solar industry but so far nothing more – inched forward with an application to the Tunisian government for a 4.5GW project. A consortium developing the TuNur project hopes to site huge arrays of concentrating solar power (CSP) generation with molten-salt storage in the Sahara desert in southwest Tunisia, exporting the electricity generated to Europe via future undersea transmission links to Malta – the target of a €1.6bn ($1.9bn), 250MW initial phase – Italy and France. Tunisia warned PPA 'unbankable' as it seeks wind and solar bids Read more The TuNur consortium is led by Nur Energie, a London-based solar developer whose backers include Low Carbon, a UK renewables investment group. TuNur CEO Kevin Sara claimed: “The site in the Sahara receives twice as much solar en...

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