Comprehensive large-scale renewable energy plans
Comprehensive large-scale renewable energy plans are underway across the world today. However, the largest and most daunting example is the current project in North Africa's Sahara desert. The DESERTEC Industrial Initiative (DII) will bring investors together in the worlds largest renewable energy project. The plan is expected to cost 555 billion dollars.
The vision of the DESERTEC Foundation is to supply 100 GW of energy to North Africa and 15% of overall European energy. The project would send electricity overland and underwater through transmission lines from the Sahara to France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and others.
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