Solar Energy In The Mediterranean An Infinite Energy Resource

By far the biggest energy resource in countries in the Near and Middle East and North Africa is solar irradiance, with a potential that is by several orders of magnitude larger than the total world electricity demand. This resource can be used both in distributed photovoltaic systems and in large central solar thermal power stations. Thus, both distributed rural and centralised urban demand can be covered by renewable energy technologies.

PART FIVE: CSP SPECIAL - SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANTS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Figure 5.3: Annual electricity demand and generation within the countries in the MED-CSP scenario

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I Photovoltaics ■ Hydropower I Wind ■ CSP Plants

Wave/Tidal HOil/Gas IGeothermal HCoal I Biomass ■ Nuclear

Figure 5.3: Annual electricity demand and generation within the countries in the MED-CSP scenario

I Photovoltaics ■ Hydropower I Wind ■ CSP Plants

Wave/Tidal HOil/Gas IGeothermal HCoal I Biomass ■ Nuclear

Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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