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International energy groups are looking into the possibility of harnessing the sun in the Sahara to make electricity which could be exported to Europe.

It has been reported in the Observer that
‘According to the European Commission’s Institute for Energy, it would require the capture of just 0.3% of the light falling on the Sahara and Middle Eastern deserts (an area the size of Wales) to meet all of Europe’s energy needs.’

In the article, written by Alok Jha, the European Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said that Europe will be ‘importing hundreds of Megawatts of solar-generated electricity from North Africa within five years’.

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