1. MENA to Europe 'Supergrid' Could Bring Regions Close to 100% Renewables, Says Fraunhofer

    MENA to Europe 'Supergrid' Could Bring Regions Close to 100% Renewables, Says Fraunhofer

    Using PV, wind and CSP, a ‘Supergrid’ interconnecting North Africa and Europe could take both regions close to 100% renewable energy by 2050, but would require political will and ambitious market design, an expert at Fraunhofer ISE has said. Teams from several related disciplines at the Germany-headquartered research institute have been conducting the Supergrid Study since 2011. Examining the possibility of a grid spanning Europe, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and Libya, the academics found that an interregional grid would enable high proportional use of renewable energy, shared and balanced across networks and key technologies.

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