DESERTEC: Sustainable Wealth for Every Human on Earth

→ The DESERTEC Foundation makes the biggest idea of the 21st Century real: green Desert-Energy, that advances the Decarbonization of Europe, guaranties Africa clean prosperity and makes the Middle East independent from oil-income. For this process, we have gathered governments, businesses and experts/scientists for years. We are the Lobby for Desert-Energy. Everyone talks about Nuclear Fusion and Superbatteries… we present a solution already tested in the harsh environment of reality. We want to scale this idea to a global solution!

Location: Atacama-Desert, Chile

Peak-Power: 210 MW

Trivia: Over 16 Hours of Heat Storage


Location: Shagaya

Peak Power: 50 MW

Trivia: 10 hours heat storage to produce electricty during the night


Location: Spain

Peak Power: 50 MW

Trivia: -


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

Peak-Power: -

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 booming around the world. The desert is ideal to produce energy cheaply and reliable. The rapid cost reduction has driven many countries to install much more renewables:
    Al Noor: The prototype that startet Desert Energy
    The Al Noor Plant was the proof of concpet, that showed the world how to get energy from the Deserts Night and Day!
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    What is Desert Energy?

    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”

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