Desert’s Sun Power Goes Global

on May 18, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Efforts to spread the production and use of clean electricity production as part of job creation are global.

This video outlines a project from the World Bank in the politically volatile Middle East, where the bank’s funds are helping build solar energy. The bank has begun investing millions in concentrated solar projects (CSP) that will not only capture the desert heat for electricity production, but also help temper the region’s sky-high unemployment rates.

The sun is so hot in the desert that with adequate transmission lines, these plants can provide Europe with green power too.

This video features the World Bank’s first solar project in Morocco. It is an inside look at international clean energy development, a growing market for U.S. companies, many of which are testing new technologies abroad. For anyone interested in recent political events in the Middle East or in international energy economics, this video is a must-see.

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