According to an ambitious plan, Solar energy from North Africa could power up to 2.5 million UK homes by 2018.
Investors are seeking funding from the UK government, to develop a gigantic Solar energy plant located in Tunisia, that can provide energy 20 per cent cheaper than other sources.
The ‘TuNur’ project will produce two gigawatts of solar power, working with concentrated solar power which uses thousands of mirrors, reflecting light onto a central point, generating heat.
TuNur will be connected through a dedicated undersea cable to Italy.
North African sunshine could power up to 2.5 million UK homes, in just 4 years.
Kevin Sara, chief executive of TuNur, said:
“This is not a back-of-the-envelope fantasy. We are working with some of the largest engineering firms in the world. This is a serious project. Yes, it is risky like any big energy project is risky.
But there is nothing new about moving energy from North Africa to Europe.”
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