Desertec how green energy could power Europe, north Africa and the Middle East

Work starts next year on a 12 square kilometre Moroccan solar farm, the first step in a grand scheme called Desertec to supply 15% of Europe’s electricity from solar in the south and wind in the north

The maps show possible infrastructure for a sustainable supply of power to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Roll over the circles to see what type of energy is used where

High voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines to carry electricity long distances without large losses

Source: guardian

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