08 Dec '12, 12pm

#peakoil Middle East beginning to embrace solar energy: overing nearly 300 football fields in a remote patch of

With its vast deserts and long stretches of sunny days, the Middle East would seem to be an ideal place to harness solar energy. But until now, the region has largely shunned solar because it has cost about three times more than heavily-subsidized fossil fuels. There are also few laws in place to regulate solar power and it faces some unique technological hurdles, given the Middle East’s harsh climate, which is much hotter and dustier than say Europe, where solar thrives.

Full article: http://peakoil.com/alternative-energy/middle-east-beginni...

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