In One Ear: Sahara power

Huge solar farm project in the works for Sahara Desert

Since we’re all so solar-oriented at the moment, it should be noted that the European Union wants to build a giant solar farm in the Sahara Desert that can power over 2 million European homes, Digital Trends reports (

The TuNur Project ( is a massive undertaking, expected to produce 4.5 gigawatts of power to be transmitted via three submarine cables from Tunisia to Malta, central Italy, and the south of France. The image shown is courtesy of TuNur.

“We have completed all the feasibility work and lined up the partners needed to complete the project,” TuNur COO Daniel Rich said. “To complete it, we have now requested full authorization from the Tunisian government, and once we have this we can receive the final permits in Europe, enter into Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts, and start construction.” Stay tuned.

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