Solar power from Sahara to Europe within 5 years

If just one percent of the Saharan Desert were covered in concentrating solar panels it would create enough energy to power the entire world. That’s a powerful number, and the European Union has decided to jump on their proximity to the Sahara in order to reap some benefits from the untapped solar energy beaming down on Northern Africa.

This could be huge both for Europe, getting a huge supply of renewable energy (and thus needing to import less petroleum), as well as for Africa, who get will energy for themselves as well as a major new source of revenue.

This is part of the massive Desertec plan, backed by major corporations, in which Europe will transition to renewable energy by 2050.

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