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Is Transferring Power From North Africa to Europe a Viable Option?

by Bhaskor Maity
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As Europe is increasing its solar PV capacity to reach its goal in the REPowerEU plan, countries in the bloc are accelerating solar PV installation. But some EU countries also look at the solar potential in North Africa, as the region boasts better solar irradiance and longer sunshine hours. PV Tech Power Editor Simon Yuen examines a project that is envisaged to transfer power from Egypt to Greece, and experts’ views on the challenges and benefits of a Mediterranean interconnector.

In May 2023, Infi­nity Power, a joint venture between United Arab Emirates state-owned renewable energy developer Masdar and Egyptian renewable energy provider Infi­nity, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Greek infrastructure investor Copelouzos Group to co-develop renewable energy projects that will provide the Gregy-Elica Interconnector project with a source of green energy.

Source: PV Tech

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