Desert as a solar power plant
- May 24, 2022 6:05 pm GMT
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There is no question that solar energy is the most attractive form of energy par excellence, which is available for people in abundance every day in the desert areas. Worldwide exist 10 deserts and according to various scientific calculations, 1.2% of the Sahara's area would be enough to supply the entire planet with electricity.
However, although this fact has been known for several decades, at present there are 2200 coal-fired power plants in the world and only 10 largescale solar power plants built in desert areas.
In this context, we have to ask ourselves: what is going wrong here and what is the cause of this?
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