Panels in the Desert – Environmental or not?

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    Melissa Smart
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    I often wonder why we don’t utilise more of the world’s deserts for solar farms. The main downside I can think of other than cost is that it would damage the habitat of desert-dwelling creatures. Which do you think is more important – a natural habitat or clean, renewable energy?

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    I think Algeria were thinking of this. It would be the most efficient place to use them, but tranferring the electricity would be the biggest roadblock to a largescale project like this. It wouldn’t take a massive chunk to power the entire world, only about 3% of the Sahara I think.

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    Melissa Smart
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    Really? Only 3%? If that’s so, it’s something the world should be investing in right now.

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