3rd Desertec Deal Signed – Algerian Solar Will Ship to the EU

Source: GreenProphet, by Susan Kraemer

Desertec takes third step to reality in as many months with Sonelgaz agreement

Algeria‘s state-owned Sonelgaz has just signed the third deal in the MENA region to export desert solar power to Europe, with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate with the European Desertec Initiative (DII) in the export of solar from the country, according to a report at Platts.

DII is the consortium that plans to harness the gigantic potential of the desert sun in North Africa and the Middle East to ship massive amounts of renewable energy to Europe, supplying 15 percent from the desert sun – once dismissed as a dream, but increasingly taking shape.

Algeria’s Sonelgaz is already a pioneer in solar/gas hybrid power in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

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