14 Dec '11, 1pm

Solar Energy From the Sahara Desert Could Power the World:

Both Shuman and Knies strongly believed desert solar energy was necessary; Shuman believed that humanity would revert to barbarism without it, and Knies felt that it was the only way to avoid dirty and dangerous fossil fuels . Knies even went so far as to say that the desert received enough energy in a few hours to power the world for a year. While Shuman was thwarted by a world war, Knies spent two decades working to develop desert solar power as a viable energy source, and his efforts resulted in the project “Desertec.”

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/12/14/solar-energy-from-the...

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