menu

Desertec: African Solar Energy To Help Power Europe By 2014

Desertec: African Solar Energy To Help Power Europe By 2014
Arts & Culture

Within the next few years, Europe will start getting clean energy from Africa.

Naresh Kumar
  • 23 june 2010

Reuters reports that the European Union’s ambitious Desertec project (that we first reported on here) which aims to provide Europe with solar-generated electricity from North Africa will start importing the first batch of electricity within the next 5 years. The EU and several European companies are building solar projects in the Sahara Desert to convert its abundant sunlight into electricity for power-strapped Europe to help meet its objectives of deriving 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2020.

European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger informed Reuters that some of the solar models will start bringing some hundreds of megawatts to the European market in the next 5 years, while the capacity will reach hundreds of gigawatts over the next 20 to 40 years.

The electricity will be transmitted via new inter-connector cables which are being constructed under the Mediterranean Sea.

Desertec

[via Reuters]

+Africa
+culture
+Design
+Electricity
+Environmental / Green
+Europe
+European Union
+Finance & Money
+Science
+solar power
+sunlight

More in Design

Design

Casio’s New Selfie Camera Is Disguised As A Makeup Compact

The selfie-specific products have been successful in Asia with a price tag of over $900

19 October 2017
Design

Target Will Now Help You Custom Frame Your Art

The company has partnered with framing e-commerce shop Framebridge to offer customers a variety of options for displaying pictures and paintings

19 October 2017

The Latest

Event

To move beyond novelty activations and one-time gimmicks, PSFK equips marketers with the insights, templates and analytics to develop high-reach campaigns that meet consumers in the moment, collect and build upon experiential data, and build scale through content creation.

October 18, 2017
Video

Wearable X CEO Billie Whitehouse spoke to PSFK 2017 about designing wearables for all five senses and maintaining a sense of humor

September 27, 2017
No search results found.