Jun 122012

27 Jan 2012

Nur Energie’s CEO, Kevin Sara, says: “TuNur is going to be the blueprint for things to come. It is a pioneering project that other governments, companies and individuals can point to and say, ‘Solar energy export from North Africa to Europe is possible, it’s worthwhile and the DESERTEC vision is attainable’. We are used to transporting exhaustible fuels like oil and gas thousands of kilometres and then burning them close to our cities with all the associated pollution problems and other risks to humans and our environment.

“Now, with the TuNur project, we are turning away from these polluting fuels to transmit clean and inexhaustible energy from the heart of the desert to European homes whilst, at the same time, bringing jobs, economic development, and export revenue to Tunisia.”

Read the whole article at http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/23509/tunisia-plans-2-gw-csp-plant-to-power-europe/

Remember that 2 GW of nuclear power is about 2 reactors, but 2 GW solar, while a lot for solar, is probably a bit less than  25% of 2 GW on average or more like 1/2 a reactor.  The sun shines at most 6 hours peak sun/day even in the Sahara.