Tapping Into Existing Renewable Energy Sources

August 4th, 2012

Recycling LogoThe linked article discusses how geothermal energy from Iceland will be sent to mainland Europe. It also covers plans to build solar farms in Africa that will help power southern Europe. Now that’s what I’m talking about! For some time now I’ve been wondering why they don’t carpet the Sahara with huge solar farms—this would be such an economic boon for the African states, and it just makes environmental sense. So it’s good to hear that plans are underway to make that happen. I can see it going even further, where energy from the solar arrays is used to power massive desalinization plants, thus bringing fresh water to the African nations that most need it. I believe Northern Africa could be transformed into a prosperous region, much in the same way that oil has transformed Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia.

Link: http://arstechnica.com/…

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