Desertec uses the sun as a Global Common Good for a concept for clean power from deserts for a sustainable electricity supply. A close cooperation between EU and MENA for market introduction of renewable energy and interconnection of electricity grids by high-voltage direct-current transmission are keys for economic and physical survival of the whole region. However, the necessary measures will take at least two decades to become effective. Therefore, adequate policy and economic frameworks for their realization must be introduced immediately. The role of sustainable energy to secure freshwater supplies based on seawater desalination is also addressed.


Feedback for the project presentation (pdf)

Results of the workshop (jpeg)

Feedback for the workshop (pdf)

Host: Max Schoen, DESERTEC Foundation 



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