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Desertec: The renewable energy grab?

If you use social media, you may well have seen a graphic going around, showing a tiny square in the Sahara desert with the caption: ‘This much solar power in the Sahara would provide enough energy for the whole world!’

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We can create solar nations

Solar power makes sense — if you can get it right. For many isolated rural communities, off-grid solutions are the best chance of accessing electricity. We assume too readily that such solutions have to be small-scale and expensive. Two major national projects from different world regions suggest this doesn’t have to be the case.

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Tech firms set sail to solve world’s problems through innovation

Feb18

Eleven start-up firms with novel technologies for solving social and environmental problems have set off on a voyage around the world to find new markets where their innovations could improve people’s lives.

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US and South African firms in $586m solar investment

A consortium led by US firm SolarReserve has secured US$586-million (R5.15-billion) in financing for two 75 MW solar photovoltaic projects that will spur economic development and create jobs while contributing to South Africa’s renewable energy goals.

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West Africa: solar panels light up remote villages

Frequent power cuts have led people in rural areas of Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal to turn to solar energy for electricity.

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Africa Looks To a Green Future

PARIS – As G20 ministers met here Tuesday to discuss nuclear safety, another meeting has been taking place 6,000km away – to examine green business growth.

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