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Offline Lemine

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project DESERTEC
« on: January 04, 2010, 07:02:19 AM »
Energy from the desert

Harness solar energy in the Sahara desert. A group of scientists, which also involved the Nobel Prize in Physics Carlo Rubbia, launched the project DESERTEC. The idea is based on the simple fact that in only six hours arrived in Africa a lot of solar energy equal to that consumed in the world in a year. If the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East were covered by solar to 0.3% of their surface energy could supply the entire European continent over the same area as the Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the absence of CO2 emissions in the production of electricity. In a nutshell: clean energy, renewable and claims. The Middle East region could soon joined the black gold with yellow gold.
Archimedes project in Africa

DESERTEC solar installations in the project, sponsored by the physicist Gerhard Knies, are based on solar thermal technology, the one already implemented by the project Archimedes Rubbia Priolo and Spain. Solar energy is reflected by mirrors and focused into a tube to heat the liquid and give rise to a natural circulation inside the plant. The flow of the liquid generates useful energy to drive the turbines and thus generate energy. It is not therefore of photovoltaics.
Criticism of the project DESERTEC

The project is not without its critics. First, the excessive cost. DESERTEC The project requires an investment of 400 billion euros. The appearance of one of the main critical points costs of this promising technology. Secondly, the political stability of Middle Eastern and North African countries. This technology is still experimental this second aspect can greatly affect the calculation of investment risk and hence the difficulty in accessing finance practice.

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Offline Lemine

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Re: project DESERTEC
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 08:04:49 PM »
pity there are many obstacles on the part of countries involved in this project
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