How the Sahara Could Power Two Million Homes



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  1. Bruce A Fouraker says:

    I wonder if the developers are looking issues with a similar though smaller solar thermal system in the US Southwest. That system will end up producing energy that costs about $253 per MWh which when compared to the $65 to $85 per MWh for fossil fuels or nuclear is not competitive.
    Another issue in the US Southwest that may or may not impact Tunisa is that hundreds of birds are killed each week at the US facility. The air in front of the mirrors heats to 800 degrees F creating a killling zone that literally broils the hapless birds that fly through the area alive.
    The combination of these two issues should make the solar thermal plants a no go.

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