15 Apr '11, 12am

Top 10 Clean Energy Mega Projects

1 Desertec The theory behind the ambitious Desertec project is that there is more than enough solar power falling on the deserts of North Africa to power all of Europe. Recent developments in the fields of concentrated solar power and high voltage direct current cables mean that the power could be harnessed by huge solar arrays, transported across the Mediterranean, and distributed through Europe relatively efficiently. Twelve European companies have already invested in making the idea a reality and test projects are due to start in Morocco in 2012. By 2013 the group will decide whether the foundation will seek the $600bn necessary to make the project a reality. If so, the initiative could be completed within two years. In an interview with an Egyptian paper last month Hani Nokraschy, vice chairman of the supervisory board of Desertec, said that the uprisings in Egypt and ...

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