Energy transition in the desert

Power from the desert

Issue 81 - May | June 2019

Energy revolution in the desert by Paul Van Son and Thomas IsenburgTen years ago the idea was considered exotic: In the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East, using huge solar power plants to generate electricity for local and European markets. There are now hundreds of wind and solar energy projects in the region, reports author Paul van Son. As a long-time manager of the planning company Desertec Industrial Initiative, van Son gives exciting insights into the numerous political, economic and technical challenges associated with generating desert electricity .

Paul van Son, Thomas Isenburg:Energy transition in the desert, Oekom 2019, 264 pages, EUR 26,80