North Africa and Middle East

Morocco’s new Solar Project to Generate 2000MWs

Apr 17th, 2010 | By John Waller | Category: North Africa and Middle East, Solar Thermal, Top Story

Morocco is a North African country with no oil reserves. But nature has endowed this country with another bounty i.e. over 3000 hours of sunshine per year. Now they are aiming to undertake an ambitious plan of producing 40% of their energy needs via solar energy. They will spend $9 billion to generate 2000MWs of [...]



12 Companies Plan Establishment of the Desertec Industrial Initiative

Jul 13th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: North Africa and Middle East, Solar Thermal

Munich – 12 companies today signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Munich to establish a DESERTEC Industrial Initiative (DII). The objective of this initiative is to analyse and develop the technical, economic, political, social and ecological framework for carbon-free power generation in the deserts of North Africa. The DESERTEC concept, developed by the TREC Initiative [...]



The Power of Wind in Somaliland

Oct 17th, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: North Africa and Middle East, Wind Power

In Somaliland people depend on diesel generators to pump water. This method has become very expensive and highly polluting to the environment. The average well or borehole requires between 10 and 30 liters of diesel each day. The backbone of the country’s economy is livestock and this has put the cost of livestock and agriculture [...]