DESERTEC: Sustainable Wealth for Every Human on Earth
Location: Atacama-Desert, Chile
Peak-Power: 210 MW
Trivia: Over 16 Hours of Heat Storage
Peak Power: 50 MW
Trivia: 10 hours heat storage to produce electricty during the night
Peak Power: 50 MW
Location: Outback, Australia
Peak Power: To be determined
Trivia: Singapore is interested in linking with this solar park via a sea-cable
Location: Negev, Israel
Peak Power: 121 MW
Trivia: The Solar tower is 260 m high
Al Maktoum IV Location: Dubai, UAE
Peak-Power: 700 MW (CSP) + 200 MW (PV)
Trivia: Cheapest Unsubsidized Solar Plant in the world
Location: Gobi-Desert, China
Trivia: China plans to expand Green Energy by 450 GW by building additional Solarthermal Plants, Wind and Photovoltaics into their desert regions.
Location: Benban, Egypt
Peak-Power: 1650 MW
Trivia: Biggest Solar Parc in Egypt
Desert Energy is simply the term for all energy produced in deserts. Deserts have been unproductive lands in the past, with no agriculture. But in the 21st Century we do not only need to feed soon to be 10 billion people. They have a hunger for energy as well.
As bad as deserts are for food production, for energy production they are ideal. At no other place in the world the sun shines that much and so many strong winds blow across a flat plane.
How we can already capture and more important distribute that energy is described under “Technology”
For every densely populated area in the world there is a desert nearby to power it. This makes Desert Energy a project were Industrial Nations, Developing Countries, Tech-Companies and Investors can work together to utilize the possibilities of the desert.
What advantages this offers to each of the partners is covered under “Development and Investment”.
CSP, Israel: https://www.israelnetz.com/groesstes-israelisches-solarkraftwerk-nimmt-betrieb-auf/
CSP, Kuwait: https://www.grupotsk.com/en/proyecto/50-mw-shagaya-csp-plant/
PV, Spain: https://www.tci-gecomp.com/en/project/la-cabrita-en/
PV, Australia: https://www.farmweekly.com.au/story/7656715/aussie-outbacks-giant-solar-farm-still-powering-on/
PV, Egypt: https://www.afrik21.africa/en/egypt-the-government-honoured-with-an-award-for-its-benban-solar-project-1-65-gwp/
CSP, Dubai: https://electrek.co/2020/09/17/egeb-dubai-solar-park-maktoum-ec-emissions/
CSP, Chile: https://cerrodominador.com/en/