The Problem with Solar Energy in Africa

The Problem with Solar Energy in Africa

May 30, 2022 7 Views


Be one of the first 500 people to sign up with this link and get 20% off your subscription with Brilliant.org: https://brilliant.org/RealEngineering/

New streaming platform: https://watchnebula.com/

Vlog channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMet4qY3027v8KjpaDtDx-g

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2825050&ty=h
Facebook:
http://facebook.com/realengineering1
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/brianjamesmcmanus
Reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/RealEngineering/
Twitter:

Discord:
https://discord.gg/s8BhkmN

Get your Real Engineering shirts at: https://standard.tv/collections/real-engineering

Credits:
Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Dylan Hennessy (https://www.behance.net/dylanhennessy1)
Animator: Mike Ridolfi (https://www.moboxgraphics.com/)
Sound: Graham Haerther (https://haerther.net/)
Thumbnail: Simon Buckmaster https://twitter.com/forgottentowel

References:
References
[1] https://globalsolaratlas.info/map?c=42.779275,-37.617188,4
[2] https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php?title=Electricity_production,_consumption_and_market_overview
[3] https://www.statista.com/statistics/280704/world-power-consumption/
[4] https://energypost.eu/10000-sq-km-of-solar-in-the-sahara-could-provide-all-the-worlds-energy-needs/
[5] https://www.pv-magazine.com/2019/02/20/spains-third-interconnection-with-morocco-could-be-europes-chance-for-african-pv-or-a-boost-for-coal/
[6] http://climatepolicyinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Hirschhausen-et-al_The-Economics-of-DESERTEC.pdf
[7] https://www.eia.gov/analysis/studies/electricity/hvdctransmission/pdf/transmission.pdf
[8] https://www.brown.edu/Departments/Engineering/Courses/ENGN1931F/HVDC_Proven_TechnologySiemens.pdf
[9] https://iea-etsap.org/E-TechDS/PDF/E12_el-t&d_KV_Apr2014_GSOK.pdf
[10]
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350846283_Impact_study_of_NOOR_1_project_on_the_Moroccan_territorial_economic_development
[11] https://www.reutersevents.com/renewables/csp-today/technology/towers-versus-troughs#:~:text=LPT%20550’s%20solar%2Dto%2Dsteam,steam%2C%20according%20to%20the%20company.&text=Storage%20is%20another%20key%20advantage%20of%20the%20tower%20technology
[12] https://techstartups.com/2020/11/19/worlds-biggest-solar-energy-project-failure-1-billion-boondoggle-solar-plant-project-became-obsolete-ever-went-online/
[13] https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-future-of-crescent-dunes-solar-plant-near-tonopah-appears-bleak-1866768/
[14] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-06/a-1-billion-solar-plant-was-obsolete-before-it-ever-went-online
[15] https://www.ise.fraunhofer.de/content/dam/ise/en/documents/News/electricity_production_germany_2020.pdf
[16] https://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Environmental-and-Social-Assessments/Morocco_-_Ouarzazate_Solar_Power_Station_Project_II_-_ESIA_Summary.pdf

Select imagery/video supplied by Getty Images
Thank you to AP Archive for access to their archival footage.

Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator

Thank you to my patreon supporters: Adam Flohr, Henning Basma, Hank Green, William Leu, Tristan Edwards, Ian Dundore, John & Becki Johnston. Nevin Spoljaric, Jason Clark, Thomas Barth, Johnny MacDonald, Stephen Foland, Alfred Holzheu, Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Binghaith, Brent Higgins, Dexter Appleberry, Alex Pavek, Marko Hirsch, Mikkel Johansen, Hibiyi Mori. Viktor Józsa, Ron Hochsprung

Categories
Money
Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.