May 2011

Enough power through solar energy

2011-May-14   ::   (0 comments)

Solar-thermal power plant

Mankind is confronted with enormous challenges: Global energy demand is climbing rapidly due to population growth and progressing industrialization. At the same time, global CO2 emissions have to be drastically reduced within the next few years in order to prevent a disastrous climate change.


This is where the DESERTEC Concept offers a solution which can be implemented worldwide: Sufficient clean power can be generated in the world's deserts to supply mankind with enough electricity on a sustainable basis. DESERTEC is an integrated concept which includes energy security and climate protection as well as drinking water production, socio-economic development, security policy and international cooperation.

Within 6 hours deserts receive more energy from the sun than humankind consumes within a year.

Dr. Gerhard Knies


Here you can learn more about DESERTEC