Doug Vining Now its only five years

Europe Will Be Powered By Saharan Sun in Five Years
“The EU and many European companies are helping to fund a large scheme of solar projects in Northern Africa called Desertec in hopes of using that energy to meet a target of having 20 percent of its energy come from renewables by 2020. The first phase of projects will have a capacity in the hundreds of megawatts, while over the next 20 to 40 years, the capacity will reach hundreds of gigawatts. The electricity will be transmitted to Europe with new inter-connector cables being constructed under the Mediterranean Sea, but will also service African nations.”
http://www.ecogeek.org/solar-power/3200-europe-will-be-powered-by-saharan-sun-in-five-year?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+EcoGeek+(EcoGeek)
Posted: 9 July 2010 at 18:26

Doug Vining Sun and sand breed Sahara solar power

Life might take a hammering on the sun's earthly anvil, the Sahara desert, but the two most abundant resources the desert has to offer – sunlight and sand – could help solar power to "breed" and thrive there.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19785-sun-and-sand-breed-sahara-solar-power.html
Posted: 1 December 2010 at 09:47

Wolfgang Grulke Europe's energy future starting to take shape

Blessing or long-term curse? When will the energy wars begin?
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Posted: 3 November 2011 at 10:49

Doug Vining Europe's energy future starting to take shape

I still can't understand why South Africa doesn't lead a similar initiative in the Southern African Development region. The sun is one of most under utilized and potentially powerful resources down here.
Posted: 3 November 2011 at 11:11

Neil Jacobsohn The true cost of different forms of energy

A really interesting read - what's the true cost of various forms of energy, including alternative? And why is solar so expensive?
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Posted: 30 October 2014 at 12:06

Neil Jacobsohn The solar revolution

An excellent article in the letter from Washington by Business Day's Simon Barber, on how solar power is steadily moving to the fore. And yet antediluvian administrations all over the world - and certainly in South Africa - continue to squander vast sums on old-fashioned industrial-age technologies. We need new leadership!
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Posted: 26 February 2015 at 08:11

Neil Jacobsohn African set to shine as a solar powerhouse

So, could our MindBullet from way back in 2009 become a reality? Read on!
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Posted: 10 February 2016 at 08:47

Neil Jacobsohn African solar set to power Europe

Don't say we never told you! Way back in 2009 and we wrote the MindBullet alongside, that sunny African states would dominate the future energy market. And its happening, right now, with a giant solar plant in the deserts of Morocco.
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Posted: 5 December 2016 at 10:32
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