The African Desert Saves Europe From Energy Crisis

I heard that by Converting the Sahara desert into a giant solar panel farm could be the key to making Europe greener and less dependent on oil and gas. The mega power plant a little smaller then Wales can cover the continent’s need for electricity, according to the Daily Mail newspaper.Experts say the intense solar radiation in the region makes photovoltaic panels three times more efficient than similar panels in northern Europe.

When the plant is finished in 2050, it will produce an estimated 100 gigawatts.

The electricity will be then carried from Africa to Europe via direct current power lines that are more efficient then the usual AC lines when dealing with high voltage.

The idea, which has been backed by Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy, was discussed last month as part of the newly formed Mediterranean Union, launched at a summit in Paris.

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