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Solar Collectors Covering 0.3 Percent of the Sahara Could Power All of Europe

by Pat Coate | June 23, 2009
"If up to 1 percent of the desert were covered, it could power the entire world."
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Solar power is an exciting source of renewable energy, but has so far mostly been used to power little things like homes, cars and small villages.

The Desertec Foundation, a Jordanian and German company are hoping to secure financing for a radically ambitious project to harness solar energy in the world’s most barren, sun-drenched expanse, the Sahara Desert.

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