Tunisia's Solar Exports

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Limanskaya Power Station in UKraine Limanskaya Power Station in UKraine by Lujkin8, Wikimedia Commons

Who would have thought that the sun can be exported! Countries export coffee, tea, gold, cars and stuff like that. Not the sun?! Yet this is exactly what Tunisia is set to do.

Nur Energie is a multi-technology solar power plant developer and investor that is developing a 2,000 MW solar export project in Southwestern Tunisia.

Opening a new energy corridor between North African and Europe for renewable energy

Kevin Sara on a Bloomberg interview, ‘We could completely decarbonize the European grid, using a very small piece of the Sahara desert.

The sun is a pretty cool and inexhaustible energy source. Each and every day for 365 days in a year, it shines down 73,000 terawatts of solar energy on the Earth’s surface. This energy is 10,000 times the daily global energy use. Which makes you wonder why we don’t look for energy upward from the sun as opposed to downward from oil. It’s the question Nur Energie must have asked when they set out to establish the solar project in the Middle of a desert in Tunisia.

The beauty of solar is that the sun shines all over the world and isn’t just in a few select countries.

 

If ordinary Germans can tap into the sun to sell solar to the State, then ordinary countries can definitely tap into the sun to sell solar to the world.

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