The Problem with Solar Energy in Africa

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  • Published on:  Saturday, October 23, 2021
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    References:
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    [1] https://globalsolaratlas.info/map?c=42.779275,-37.617188,4
    [2] https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php?title=Electricity_production,_consumption_and_market_overview
    [3] https://www.statista.com/statistics/280704/world-power-consumption/
    [4] https://energypost.eu/10000-sq-km-of-solar-in-the-sahara-could-provide-all-the-worlds-energy-needs/
    [5] https://www.pv-magazine.com/2019/02/20/spains-third-interconnection-with-morocco-could-be-europes-chance-for-african-pv-or-a-boost-for-coal/
    [6] http://climatepolicyinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Hirschhausen-et-al_The-Economics-of-DESERTEC.pdf
    [7] https://www.eia.gov/analysis/studies/electricity/hvdctransmission/pdf/transmission.pdf
    [8] https://www.brown.edu/Departments/Engineering/Courses/ENGN1931F/HVDC_Proven_TechnologySiemens.pdf
    [9] https://iea-etsap.org/E-TechDS/PDF/E12_el-t&d_KV_Apr2014_GSOK.pdf
    [10]
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350846283_Impact_study_of_NOOR_1_project_on_the_Moroccan_territorial_economic_development
    [11] https://www.reutersevents.com/renewables/csp-today/technology/towers-versus-troughs#:~:text=LPT%20550's%20solar%2Dto%2Dsteam,steam%2C%20according%20to%20the%20company.&text=Storage%20is%20another%20key%20advantage%20of%20the%20tower%20technology
    [12] https://techstartups.com/2020/11/19/worlds-biggest-solar-energy-project-failure-1-billion-boondoggle-solar-plant-project-became-obsolete-ever-went-online/
    [13] https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-future-of-crescent-dunes-solar-plant-near-tonopah-appears-bleak-1866768/
    [14] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-06/a-1-billion-solar-plant-was-obsolete-before-it-ever-went-online
    [15] https://www.ise.fraunhofer.de/content/dam/ise/en/documents/News/electricity_production_germany_2020.pdf
    [16] https://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Environmental-and-Social-Assessments/Morocco_-_Ouarzazate_Solar_Power_Station_Project_II_-_ESIA_Summary.pdf


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