The Problem with Solar Energy in Africa

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rage4dorder
rage4dorder

150 million * 592 is a bit more than 8.9 billion $

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Robert Parker
Robert Parker

Pcoket Change The US DOD budget is around 800 Bill a year,

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Dennis Doherty
Dennis Doherty

@jpdemer5 ok,but what of the rest of the continent?

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tigertoo01
tigertoo01

Was about to say 8.9billion is nothing these days. It’s not even one nuclear power station. 89 billion is still not unfeasible.

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jpdemer5
jpdemer5

@Dennis Doherty The host country will certainly want to siphon off a share, as part of the deal.

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Dennis Doherty
Dennis Doherty

Interestingly, none of this energy will be destined to remain within Africa.....

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FDS
FDS

storage on the required level is simply impossible. The best lithium - ion batteries store 0.2 kWh per kilogram. However, a country like Germany uses about 2 billion kWh every day. If you want to buffer the solar generation you would need at the very least 2 billion kWh of storage (2 TWh) which means 10 MILLION TONS of lithium ion batteries!! Other batteries have significantly less energy density. Thus, the whole concept of powering us with the sun is not going to happen, you cannot buffer the energy.

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Ben
Ben

Instead of connecting it to europe where they already have stable energy, they should connect it with other Africans country

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lmw lmw
lmw lmw

Earth's barren deserts, were once green and they will be green again.....that's just one of the perks with climate change cycles...!!!

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Chuck LeeClerk
Chuck LeeClerk

Molten salt (thorium) nuclear is the real global solution, solar makes some sense in ~30° latitude and lower. But not those huge industrial plants (sand storms) but in city - either roofs or windows - easy to clean or repair Solar is nice extra but not the cornerstone and wind is total BS. Water is def the best renewable

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The Amazing Adventures of Miles
The Amazing Adventures of Miles

You know, giant copper rods right through the core of the planet would give a good source of heat for spinning turbines. Not quite sure how you'd install them though. but still, would be a good energy source.

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Im_Quartz
Im_Quartz

Thank you for this! I am Moroccan and these things are NEVER discussed here, so these vids make me love my country and the big guy ruling! And obviously it educates a lot of people as well, solar energy is so fascinating, and it has that utopian connotation, the next big thing in human history... But it needs a LOT of maintainance and a LOT of valuable resources -water being the most important one-. So we still need lots of time to make it manageable and serviceable to the majority of countries!

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Ben
Ben

It also raises issues of europe taking advantage of African countries, while they already have stable energy while African countries don't and are not even included in these type of plans

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John Doh
John Doh

Just curious. Instead of this big megastructure that spans N. Africa, and I know you alluded to this, why not just get rid of the complexity of these Moroccan installations and just go straight solar panel? As was mentioned, the cost of solar panels is very cheap now. On top of that you get a bit better power output than even 6 years ago. A 400W panel is typical. Panels with 500W during peak hours are already produced. So, if you toss out most of this and just stick with Morocco and sending power to Spain, where if power isn't consumed or transmitted to say France, then it could be stored in grid storage such as ESS redux flow storage which is environmentally friendly, then even though you only get power coming into Spain, since it could be transmitted out of Spain it would still be beneficial. And now, security is much easier. Partners can ensure this benefits Morocco too so there's local buy in for all this. This sounds much easier and simpler than these systems in use right now in Morocco. Simple and easy typically wins if the cost is low. If panels didn't have a long life I could see this being an issue, but today's panels are so good you can expect them generating for a good 3 - 4 decades and EASILY give ROI. Yes, cabling is an issue, but isn't there some newer cabling technology that boosts efficiency or allows transmission of more power? But since it's only making that short run, relative, seems like it wouldn't be hard to do. Maybe EU companies could move some of their manufacturing out of China and into Spain with power coming out of Morocco, OR manufacture in Morocco. I mean talk about a change in economics. Now goods don't have to make that long journey and it benefits the economies you hope it would, your own.

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Ian McGeehan
Ian McGeehan

Only a very narrow part of the light spectrum can be turned into energy by photovoltaic panels, and those panels take a lot of coal to manufacture.

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112313
112313

if china can string together 2000 miles power transmission lines from 12 power stations.....these would be easy.

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Guy Pehaim
Guy Pehaim

You showed the advantage that DC has over AC with lower line losses. Photoelectric(solar) cells produce DC, not AC so, there is no need for the"expensive" converters and transformers.

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numobudo
numobudo

This video focused on what the benefits are to Europe and the Mid East but not the bulk of people who live on the continent. Europe stealing resources from Africa once again.

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Kurt Cooper
Kurt Cooper

Sounds like government managed tax payers money too me.....lol Anyway we could hire Hunter to Supervise this operation?

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Paul Omane
Paul Omane

Not to the rest of Africa,but Europe and middle east. Meanwhile, it's on the Africa continent, the land for Africans. You take everything from Africa leaving her with nothing. Don't be selfish. Think about the land owners and extend some to their benefit and use.

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Troy Levi
Troy Levi

People talk global warming then want to cover a hot desert with a million solar panels. How much heat will be given off by that. You can get free power from any river and do no harm but your not allowed. Free clean power

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Vardek Petrovic
Vardek Petrovic

Due to the low lifespan (especially in deserts) and the disastrous effect on the environment the manufacture of solar cells has today, it is in the short term better to bet on nuclear power.

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tanga biang
tanga biang

A better idea or suggestion, instead: the Sahara desert should become the world plant, and a green one, which will give way to building world major industrial cities (green ones) and universities on the spot. Europe might stop or reduce its industrial capacity and transfer it to the Sahara and Mediterranean region. So Africa has got a competitive advantage for next or future industrialization processes. Can it be built not at the level of the ground, but very high,1 or 2 kilometers higher? To capture more heat and create shade under the facilities where you can grow little forests in the desert?

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Omni Zen
Omni Zen

Not a physicist or engineer, but I find it hard to imagine that 500-degree Celsius heat can be efficiently turned into harnessable steam. Steam is very powerful at temperatures barely exceeding the boiling point, as in old time locomotives. The turbines must be massive or else turn at super high speeds to use 500-degree Celsius steam, either way requiring highly specialized alloy bearings and intense lubrication. If the electric output is also massive, the receiving conductors carrying the current must be super-hot and prone to breakdown. It seems to me the whole concentrator concept would work better at lower temperatures, requiring fewer controlling algorithms, and requiring less maintenance. Why not build smaller fields with more focal points? Also surprised that there is no mention of sand storms. Surely there must be occasional high winds in the desert, which would pulverize and pit the surfaces of the glass mirrors, destroying their reflectivity, and requiring replacement vs simple "cleaning." Bulldozers would be routinely required to move the drifts of sand before the whole installation were to get buried.

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Bryan N.
Bryan N.

With that much money why not give every house it's own solar power???????

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HappyDays123
HappyDays123

FYI - Sahara actually means 'Desert' so to say the Sahara Desert is like saying 'Desert Desert; It is Europe so please use EURO not USD - thanks

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Solo Renegade
Solo Renegade

SMR nuclear is just so much easier and simpler.

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John Hamilton
John Hamilton

Every one of those panels will fail every 8 to 15 years. You will NEVER break even.

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Jake Purches
Jake Purches

If they can transport gas from Russia to the UK I am sure they can do it with cables especially megavolt DC lines.

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Jake Purches
Jake Purches

8.9 billion dollars - easy for Jeff Bazos

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Jiyukan
Jiyukan

At minute 3:00 - you say the interconnect will cost 8.9 billion dollars. Just as if that was a lot of money. It is not. It is peanuts. Care to look up how much a new JFK carrier costs? Oh ... and that is without any equipment or fighters. No idea why you want to make a movie attempting to point out the "impossible" while we are working on building it. Perhaps you should try to convert your money numbers into typical things, e.g. 150 million dollars is roughly 120 million Euros, that is roughly 250 Lamborghini cars - oops. Peanuts.

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Jiyukan
Jiyukan

at 0:30, you forgot to add: "over the course of a year" - and even then I doubt the factor of three, not even a factor of two is plausible.

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Rosemary Howe
Rosemary Howe

Why are you not discussing undergrounding HV lines across Europe?

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vondahe
vondahe

Three things: Imagine how the Russians and China would want to be able to destroy such pipelines as a strategic capability. The region’s religious maniacs would likely not be able to ruin enough to cause a real problem for Europe. There is zero need to draw cables to countries on the Arabian peninsula which has the same capabilities and wouldn’t want to depend on others to supply what they can already produce. Problem solved - you’re welcome. Israel wouldn’t want to depend on energy delivery from the Muslim countries and they wouldn’t want to deliver it to their arch enemy. That region would definitely not be a good route for anything that can be broken, anyway.

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Cornelius van der Westhuizen
Cornelius van der Westhuizen

More sun does not equal more energy when it comes to solar panels , and make them less efficient in extreme temperatures. The obvious also missed, what do you do at night?

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Keith
Keith

make everything white or reflective how many roofs tops or roads r black just absorbing the heat think about it

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Keith
Keith

in reality u would take floating solar panels in human made reservoirs not only does they make power but the water makes them more effective

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Aksel
Aksel

Why are you telling people to go and waste their money on Brilliant! they are tons of resources online to learn computer science for free, stop misleading people for your own profit

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Aksel
Aksel

did you just compare Algeria to Morocco, dude come on, Morocco is waaaaaaaay better than algeria

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Leul Georgis
Leul Georgis

If i was to offer advice, I would urge these countries not to connect with Europe. The countries who supply key commodities from Africa have not done well to say the least. They will destroy your country and Rob u blind. It's better to trade with African countries instead

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Dennis Harrison
Dennis Harrison

Let's Go Brandon

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Elhanafy Monir
Elhanafy Monir

The Reality In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.[69:1] The Reality! [69:2] What is the Reality ? [69:3] Ah, what will convey unto thee what the reality is! [69:4] (The tribes of) Thamud and A’ad disbelieved in the judgment to come. [69:5] As for Thamud, they were destroyed by the lightning. [69:6] And as for A’ad, they were destroyed by a fierce roaring wind, [69:7] Which He imposed on them for seven long nights and eight long days so that thou mightest have seen men lying overthrown, as they were hollow trunks of palm-trees. [69:8] Canst thou (O Muhammad) see any remnant of them ? [69:9] And Pharaoh and those before him, and the communities that were destroyed, brought error, [69:10] And they disobeyed the messenger of their Lord, therefor did He grip them with a tightening grip. [69:11] Lo! when the waters rose, We carried you upon the ship [69:12] That We might make it a memorial for you, and that remembering ears (that heard the story) might remember. [69:13] And when the trumpet shall sound one blast [69:14] And the earth with the mountains shall be lifted up and crushed with one crash, [69:15] Then, on that day will the Event befall. [69:16] And the heaven will split asunder, for that day it will be frail. [69:17] And the angels will be on the sides thereof, and eight will uphold the Throne of thy Lord that day, above them. [69:18] On that day ye will be exposed; not a secret of you will be hidden. [69:19] Then, as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say: Take, read my book! [69:20] Surely I knew that I should have to meet my reckoning. [69:21] Then he will be in blissful state [69:22] In a high garden [69:23] Whereof the clusters are in easy reach. [69:24] (And it will be said unto those therein): Eat and drink at ease for that which ye sent on before you in past days. [69:25] But as for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say: Oh, would that I had not been given my book [69:26] And knew not what my reckoning! [69:27] Oh, would that it had been death! [69:28] My wealth hath not availed me, [69:29] My power hath gone from me. [69:30] (It will be said): Take him and fetter him [69:31] And then expose him to hell-fire [69:32] And then insert him in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits. [69:33] Lo! He used not to believe in Allah the Tremendous, [69:34] And urged not on the feeding of the wretched. [69:35] Therefor hath he no lover here this day, [69:36] Nor any food save filth [69:37] Which none but sinners eat. [69:38] But nay! I swear by all that ye see [69:39] And all that ye see not [69:40] That it is indeed the speech of an illustrious messenger. [69:41] It is not poet’s speech - little is it that ye believe! [69:42] Nor diviner’s speech - little is it that ye remember! [69:43] It is a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. [69:44] And if he had invented false sayings concerning Us, [69:45] We assuredly had taken him by the right hand [69:46] And then severed his life-artery, [69:47] And not one of you could have held Us off from him. [69:48] And lo! it is a warrant unto those who ward off (evil). [69:49] And lo! We know that some among you will deny (it). [69:50] And lo! it is indeed an anguish for the disbelievers. [69:51] And lo! it is absolute truth. [69:52] So glorify the name of thy Tremendous Lord.

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orchoose
orchoose

in 50 years Africa will need all the energy it can get and transporting energy into europe will be minimal. There is no problem with solar in africa the problem is the unnecessery and wastefull transport to Europe , classic clickbait.

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Carl-Henrik Kristoffersen
Carl-Henrik Kristoffersen

10:18 Did he just say "...storage for voto-pholtaics" ?

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Ak El
Ak El

IF your job is to teach and educate us how come you completely ignore the unfolding bull market in URANIUM and URANIUM MINING STOCKS?????? the fundamentals are great the risk to reward is fantastic NUCLEAR POWER is the only thing that can supply baseload power with zero emissions - so you are missing out here big time!!! and so is your audience!!!

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Hansjörg Kunde
Hansjörg Kunde

You could transform the electric energy into Hydrogen....and do a pipeline to Europe...

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Pavel Lupu
Pavel Lupu

Solution is simple: moving all major cities in the desert and let the forests to recover their original places in the temperate zone.

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Lost Gleam Media
Lost Gleam Media

Solar power investment should be in Hot places first, for those countries. Yes houses covered in Germany. But to offset the development of Africa, these are the places that need the investment to save the whole planet. Western resources need to be used everyehere to save this planet.

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Lost Gleam Media
Lost Gleam Media

@single life form? yes we need to solve those problems too.. but right now climate change is the most pressing.

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single life form?
single life form?

Save the planet? Who placed this idea in your head that you are greater than nature? What are going to do when one of those super volcanoes wake up? How about one of the 100k asteroids out there that can destroy this planet?

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David Jackowski
David Jackowski

1:48 BTC has solved the trapped energy issue

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Watchman
Watchman

5:56 That looks awfully like the nuclear missile launch silos CNN accuses China possess.

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Roy Munson
Roy Munson

Ah cause it’s Africa and the locals stripped and scrapped it the next day so they could get clothes and jewelry and pose on the internet.

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single life form?
single life form?

Africa's only curse, is that the holy scriptures weren't translated in Arabic fast enough. A psychopath slavemaster took that chance to write a curse of conquest and enslavement. That's the truth behind Islam, a racist politics that expanded empires on the back of slavery. look up, boko haram black widow and you'll see why I call it a curse, and the biggest challenge this would face.

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Ben There
Ben There

Gen IV nuclear reactors would be so much easier.

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MrGollum27
MrGollum27

Something Jeff Bezos could fund by himself

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John Duff-Tytler
John Duff-Tytler

The Voice is Soooo clear .Please keep it going …..

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Maia
Maia

what about the rest of Africa.. Hasent Europe taken enough of Africa's resources?

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single life form?
single life form?

Europe? The fact that the holy scriptures even made it to Southern Africa is a miracle itself. The white man got stuck in south Africa because he couldn't outmatch the wickedness of the original enslavers. Africa's only curse, is that the holy scriptures weren't translated in Arabic fast enough. A psychopath slavemaster took that chance to write a curse of conquest and enslavement. That's the truth behind Islam, a racist politics that expanded empires on the back of slavery. look up, boko haram black widow and you'll see why I call it a curse, and the biggest challenge this would face.

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andrew fox
andrew fox

The problem I have with this kind of thing and solar power is that the sun is supposed to strike the surface of the earth to warm our environment if you are going to put solar panels where the sun should strike on the planets surface you are surely going to cool the planet down the same principle as more ice on the North and South pole reflects the sunlight a solar panel will absorb heat and solar radiation and so on it is going to be an accident waiting to happen

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single life form?
single life form?

A thinker, you're rare. Hello there traveler. How do you think we made it this far? We played our role as another form of energy and tried our luck and evolved with it. The lesson being taught is that things change and must adapt to that change because that is the rules set on us from tiniest things to the enormous things. Don't let go of that curiosity, creativity is a beautiful thing. Sometimes I wonder what is the universe running away from that it must expand continously, what error is it trying to hide from us?

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djkazaz
djkazaz

This is all dependent on completely theoretical economics. If you consider the economic impact of climate change, the amounts involved and operating expense may not be nearly as expensive as they seem here.

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Mac Mcleod
Mac Mcleod

The political risks of putting power generation outside of your own National borders is enormous. I wouldn't rely for more than 10% of power from outside unless I was such a weak country that it didn't matter anyway.

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Brandon Wilson
Brandon Wilson

The batteries needed to store used for energy, raw materials to create new photovoltaic cells, and what to do with the waste product after the solar panels life expectancy has passed are all great environmental concerns that I guess we're just going to pass on to the next Generation? It seems like the progress that we're making today is falling into the same pitfalls that the wonderful brand-spanking-new energy source of oil did a century ago. I'm not in any way advocating against solar, what I am saying accept the reality is the answer. There must be more than just wind and solar. Thorium and liquid sodium reactors, Hydro where appropriate, geothermal where appropriate, carbon capture advancements and tax incentives to install in every current plant. Pluralism, not monocultures. Diversity is our strength.

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Shepherd 20:28
Shepherd 20:28

Why Euro-centric? Why not simultaneously advance the regions’ subterranean resources while transfer stations grid eastward toward Egypt and then transmit - along with the additional resource of NG and oil along the same transmission route? Population centers exist in all of the countries of NA.

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Kox Sharbuza
Kox Sharbuza

I still wonder : why bother? Nuclear!

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Lord Chamberlain
Lord Chamberlain

The easiest way to increase viability of large, renewable energy infrastructure projects is to reduce energy consumption. If less energy is needed, less needs to be generated, as any five-year-old could tell us. I can barely suspend my disbelief as to why this is never, EVER, mentioned. Perhaps because reduction has been framed in terms of austerity for the sake of energy giants' profitability, rather than an absurdly simple endeavor that combines low social impact with high rate of success. That wouldn't do to say, I suppose.

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Solo Renegade
Solo Renegade

This is what I teach people. First reduce consumption, then you wont need as big a solar system for your home. Same for the grid. Better yet, SMR nuclear.

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Adrenaline Sloth
Adrenaline Sloth

African countries should be using their electricity and heat to manufacture or recycle products for Europe. Sending electricity seems silly, sending high value products makes a lot more sense.

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Youcef moulla
Youcef moulla

Fun fact : Sahara mean desert in Arabic

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molly cruz
molly cruz

How about batteries being the mobile element?| A fixed transport cycle could be established.....

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ⵉⵜⵔⵓⵏⴰⵓⵜ

CSP is way too complicated to be profitable in the long term, you're better off with solid state PV systems.

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Pete Cannon
Pete Cannon

Local. Local.

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Aldwyn Robinson
Aldwyn Robinson

How does Africa benefit from this and not Europe? This has the feeling of your next door neighbor coming to your house and stealing your cable.

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Z-MAN
Z-MAN

North African war lords like this...

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Balding Grey
Balding Grey

I sometimes play a game in my head where I try to guess where exactly the transition to the sponsored segment starts. It's usually at some point when the narration starts rattling on about knowledge in general. I miss the time before sponsors where so deeply integrated into the video itself.

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Palash Verma
Palash Verma

Thanks for the idea, I'll try this too!

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Michael Law
Michael Law

Computer jocks and carbon dioxide alarmists over the bit player to the post little ice age temperature rise because of human added CO2. Firstly, get the Physics right and then take a long drive in a 1968 gasoline-guzzling muscle car and still be a conservationist compared to the elites tooling into COP 26 to heat the air with BS on climate change with drama and hysteria. Our know-nothing pampered elite leaders with private jets or government-provided jets to talk about how they can make life much for costly and brutal for the planet going broke with materials intense low energy unreliable energy in solar dilute form. Much better to fund energy research giving the physicists that new futuristic energy research pie. The greenhouse effect, a summary of the article by Happer and Van Wijngaarden By Andy May Figure 1. The calculated outgoing radiation flux spectrum from the Earth, with a temperature of 288.7K. The red, green and black curves represent the radiation emitted as modified by CO2 (in various concentrations) and H2O, O3, CH4, and N2O, the main GHGs, at their current concentrations. The blue curve is the flux without GHGs in the atmosphere. The black curve represents the flow at 400 ppm CO2, current concentration. Green has no CO2 at all and red has doubled CO2 (800 ppm). The x-axis is the frequency in wavenumber units and the flux is in (mW cm) / m2. The additional forcing caused by the doubling of CO2 is the integrated area of ​​the distance between the black line and the red line, major differences are highlighted in yellow. The rest of the figure is explained in the text. The data used is from HITRAN and the figure is very similar to Figure 4 of (Wijngaarden & Happer, 2020). https://clintel.org/the-greenhouse-effect-summary-of-the-happer-and-van-wijngaarden-paper/

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Rifki Drsmn
Rifki Drsmn

If theres is no nation, just world, we can use sahara for electricity. and people can live wherever we can

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AK
AK

But solar plants generate DC current. If DC is the preferable way to transmit power over long distances, why convert it to AC in the first place?

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kiwifelo
kiwifelo

How much energy is required to manufacture a solar panel? I keep seeing conflicting information, some stating that the energy required to buy a solar panel is more than the energy created over its lifetime. The end result is consumers purchase clean energy created by dirty energy - still the same amount of dirty energy being used, no improvement to CO2 & climate change.

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My Pet Crow
My Pet Crow

More pie in the sky. The panels have a very short life and have to be replaced constantly. There will still be the need for large amounts of fossil fuel. The amount of pollution and heat generated by the industrial manufacturing of all the components needed will be disastrous, not to mention the FACT that we are running out of many of the resources needed to simply produce all these components.

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David Buderim
David Buderim

Rolls royce are developing a 470MW small nuclear reactor. A smallish building producing more power than the four Noor plants combined.

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Chad Merkley
Chad Merkley

How much do wars cost? Let's put billions into this instead of the war machine.

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FreedomWarrior
FreedomWarrior

A Tesla tower would erase the problem of distributing electricity that that's 1 less problem.

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Adil Hakam
Adil Hakam

Who are you talking about, the impoverished states are Europe check your history of North Africa never poor some times looted by Europe but never poor

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Marcus Lang
Marcus Lang

I do not think the criticism of "exploiting" north africa with such projects is a fair claim. This could have been a win-win project (and maybe it will, in the future). But of course, similar projects funded by local countries themselves will get better acceptance.

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Danny WLM
Danny WLM

Or we could just use coal ,gas and oil and not believe the global warming crap

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whoRwe?
whoRwe?

O Nikola, wh're art thee at which hour we needeth thee

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BB MW
BB MW

As o the AC vs DC thing, solar panels naturally generate DC. However most electrical usage is AC. But if they want to just directly transmit the current very long distances, they could just collect the DC from the solar farms, and step up the voltage. When it gets over to Europe they could run it through inverters there to get the necessary AC for the local grids.

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Stephen Greer
Stephen Greer

A lot of this information is wrong, max solar power from one sq meter is 1KW at surface, only 1.4KW in space.

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Bob Mirror
Bob Mirror

So, move to Africa where the solar is.

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David Fryer
David Fryer

If you built such a grid it would be very vulnerable to attack a choke points. And have considerable political risk as well.

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David Fryer
David Fryer

@NoodleEgg sorry was typing and accidentally sent. Couldn't find it to fix.

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NoodleEgg
NoodleEgg

??

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Straight talking
Straight talking

Given Russia and France's recent use of their energy supplies as a political weapon against Europe and Britain could we expect Morocco to follow a like path?

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Baronarx V
Baronarx V

Nuclear energy is the answer...of course.

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Edmund Dante Bautista
Edmund Dante Bautista

should be USD89 billion

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C_R_O_M__________
C_R_O_M__________

So, a terrorist will be able to cut a few cables and throw Europe into darkness! Great plan guys! I'm so happy I'm in the EU family, look at me smiling! P.S. Good luck guarding solar panels from looters, maintain them (who will be dusting the sand?), replacing them when they fail, operating under high heat destroys their efficiency (which is not great to begin with), etc, etc. Once again, "great plan guys!".

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lemonborn
lemonborn

THE PROBLE, WITH ALL SOLAR ENERGY IS.. its a scam. #wakeywakeystupidhumanz! #scam #youaregullible! ok get angry now!

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5504berry
5504berry

So take from Africa to give to Europe. History just keeps repeating itself.

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Judoball
Judoball

(Haven't watched the vid yet) Imagine a fleet of tesla semis transporting solar energy charged batteries from the dessert to the nearby countries/cities.

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Robert Tyrrell
Robert Tyrrell

You need to generate 3 xs TWatt. Power. You're converting DC to AC back to DC charging batteries. Each step 30%+ loss in energy. With out distance transmission prob's. In areas that drop below 32⁰f batts only charge to 78% taking over 1/4 longer. Below 18⁰f or lower, req'r heaters to charge at all. Where I live it gets -30 as high for the day. I'm in NY. Thorium salt nuke is better option. Idaho is loaded w it.

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Mark Lowe
Mark Lowe

I was thinking because all the copper being stolen.

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Huw Zebediah Thomas
Huw Zebediah Thomas

Good vid, excellent. Subbed. 👍

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Huw Zebediah Thomas
Huw Zebediah Thomas

I want to build a mini-solar farm in my back garden, with a small wind turbine, 63 amp at the very max..

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Huw Zebediah Thomas
Huw Zebediah Thomas

Solar on house roofs, why isn't there panel cleaning mechanisms about, to not only clean them but to remove snow in winters?

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Adrian Meredith
Adrian Meredith

Sounds like green hydrogen would be a better option everyone knows that it takes a lot of energy to make and somewhere like Morocco is likely to produce too much energy than can be stored

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ditto1958
ditto1958

Why? You’re on the same continent as Saudi Arabia Use oil Solar sucks Not as bad as wind, but it still sucks

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Huw Zebediah Thomas
Huw Zebediah Thomas

Mini-plants need to be looked into more, even mini-nuclear, using submarine and aircraft carrier tech. Excess energy can be used as hydrogen production nearby them, fuel for vehicles. Electric cars are not the answer, not enough grid to cope. The possibilities are out there, Humans.

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Huw Zebediah Thomas
Huw Zebediah Thomas

Pointless having huge solar farms if there is no power lines to take it away.

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Chris Catron
Chris Catron

I wonder why the so called, "experts", never talk about how covering the Sahara with solar would literally alter world weather patterns, and not in a good way.

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Anand Kulkarni
Anand Kulkarni

its time to develope a sophisticated methode to transmitt electricity wirelessly from far distanced remote sahara desert!!! door is open for new invention guys!!!!

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enkrypt3d
enkrypt3d

This was great! I just finished installing solar on my home and just hit 100% energy independence! I'm over joyed.... but we have a long way to go.

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Im_Quartz
Im_Quartz

Duuuude that's the dream!! Congrats, enjoy your energy wasting in peace, no drawbacks, no pain in the ass, no money wasted, all yours babyyyyyy hell yea

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