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Universities in Japan and Algeria that seeks to generate energy to the point of supplying 50 percent of global electricity by 2050. The idea is to exploit the conditions presented by the world’s largest desert (Sahara because its soil is silicon with which it is possible to achieve the photovoltaic panels, abundant sunshine and uninhabited space) to create silicon factories there and power plants coming solar to produce 100 gigawatts (GW) of electricity.
The objective of this project, which is still in a stage of research is going replicating the model so that the Sahara desert of North Africa, to become the world’s solar farm. While this plan led by Hideomi Koinuma is somewhat ambitious, if carried out could be extremely successful and beneficial for the environment because it would mean a major step toward independence from fossil fuels.
As we told you on another occasion, and there are other projects that have the potential of desert to develop this type of clean energy. But the “Solar Breeder Sahara Project” draws attention because its purpose goes further, claiming a radical change in electricity production globally.
For now continue the investigation, which is expected to spend $ 2 million. These are based on test the feasibility of implementing this initiative into practice, analyzing the materials and what would be most appropriate machine to have in place.
Can you imagine in 40 years a farm capable of providing 50 percent of global electricity? It may seem strange, and even the most pessimistic possible. However, the “Solar Breeder Sahara Project” is already underway, with large chance of being successful.
Have more clean Energy economic benefits in the short term than their production costs would be far more numerous and frequent in the global energy supply.
But as yet are expensive to produce, while some countries invest in research, others are produced from renewable energies. In the following simulation model (created for the English case the BBC) can “play” to calculate the cost of electricity in our bill at end of month, combining electricity production from fossil fuels (like oil and coal ) with over-or under-production from sources “clean” wind, renewable, nuclear, etc.
The model is dynamic and entertaining, so he brings out in real terms (money) what it would cost today to produce electricity from, for example, replacing 50% of the fossil to renewable energy production.