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Syria looking good for renewable energy export project

“Syria’s position is quite strategic, being a bridge between North Africa and Europe. Putting it on Desertec map among 19 countries is the first step for achieving the project,”

Renewable Initiative Puts Syria on Solar and Wind Energy Map, Global Arab Network, 24 Oct 10, Syria (Damascus) – North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean regions, including Syria, are considered as world-best places to be used as farms to produce electricity out of sunrays or wind energy in desert areas.

Desert Solar Energy initiative” is concerned in producing clean energy from deserts in North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean regions and export 15% of the production to northern countries.A combination of a Spanish, an Algerian and 10 German companies conduct technical and legislative studies due to the initative of 2009.
German Desertec Company of Desert Tech and Cham Holding Company stated in a press conference that the idea of generating electricity from the solar energy in the Syrian Desert is under discussion.

The production of the looming project would be distributed with specific percentages to be legislatively identified to the local consumption as some of the production is to be allocated for exportation to Europe……

Executive Director of Sana Investment Company Mahmoud al-Khashman said that Syrian Desert receives a huge amount of energy which qualifies it to be a fertile farm for producing energy with a high economic feasibility.

He pointed out that each meter receives renewable energy that could be enough for the consumption of one family for a month.

“Syria’s position is quite strategic, being a bridge between North Africa and Europe. Putting it on Desertec map among 19 countries is the first step for achieving the project,” al-Khashman said, adding that the project will be crystallized in five years.Global Arab Network | Renewable Initiative Puts Syria on Solar and Wind Energy Map | Energy

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