Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Pyramids, Camels and solar panels....

Egypt, more known for it's historical landmarks is planning to put itself on the modern map by building a 100MW solar power plant.

The plans due to be started in 2012 and finished by 2017 would see the country become one of the foremost generators of solar energy in North Africa.

This development also ties in with Egypt's plans to become a major exporter of electricity to Europe as part of the Desertec initiative.

If cruising down the Nile is more your thing, then you'll be interested to know that there are also plans to install several large wind turbine sites along the banks of the Nile - it being identified as an area of sustained wind levels making it a perfect location.

There's some very impressive figures quoted in Business Greens full report - click here to read the full article.

photo credit: daveness_98

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