The Sahara Forest Project – Solar Nuts Wet Dream

Posted on Sep 4 2008 - 1:06pm by L.

Sahara Forest Project

We at GadgetKing, the ultimate gadget blog, love all things Solar. Lets be honest, we are nuts about all things Solar. The Sahara Forest project is one of the most ambitious undertakings of mankind that I have come across in quite some time. The goal of this project is to transform the Sahara by using seawater and solar power to grow food in vast greenhouses across the desert, providing food, fresh water, and clean energy. The Sahara Forest Project, which is already running demonstration plants in Tenerife, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, envisions huge greenhouses with concentrated solar power (CSP), a technology that uses mirror arrays to focus the sun’s rays, creating steam to drive turbines to generate electricity. The installations would turn deserts into lush patches of vegetation, according to its designers, and do away with the need to dig wells for fresh water, an activity that has depleted aquifers across the world. We are definitely going to keep an eye on this one!



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