Global green energy initiative

Desertec Foundation

Global Mission

The DESERTEC Concept

Mankind is confronted with enormous challenges: Global energy demand is climbing rapidly due to population growth and progressing industrialization. At the same time, global CO2 emissions have to be drastically reduced within the next few years in order to prevent a disastrous climate change.

This is where the DESERTEC Concept offers a solution which can be implemented worldwide: Sufficient clean power can be generated in the world’s deserts to supply mankind with enough electricity on a sustainable basis. DESERTEC is an integrated concept which includes energy security and climate protection as well as drinking water production, socio-economic development, security policy and international cooperation. 

Fast global implementation

The mission of DESERTEC Foundation is the fast global implementation of the DESERTEC Concept. Suitable deserts can be found on all the inhabited continents of the Earth. The key technologies for the generation and transmission of clean power from the deserts have already been successfully in use for several years.

In order to accelerate the construction of the required facilities and infrastructure, the pertinent policy frameworks have to be created which allow for international trade with clean power and provide suitable investment incentives. The sooner cost reductions are achieved by mass production, the faster clean power from deserts will become an economic alternative to fossil sources of energy. 

Focus region EU-MENA

So far, the DESERTEC Foundation has already made some headway in the Mediterranean region. It is both an initiator and shareholder of the industrial initiative Dii GmbH and is currently developing a DESERTEC University Network. Click here to find out more about our projects in this region 

Global Mission

The DESERTEC Concept

Mankind is confronted with enormous challenges: Global energy demand is climbing rapidly due to population growth and progressing industrialization. At the same time, global CO2 emissions have to be drastically reduced within the next few years in order to prevent a disastrous climate change.

This is where the DESERTEC Concept offers a solution which can be implemented worldwide: Sufficient clean power can be generated in the world’s deserts to supply mankind with enough electricity on a sustainable basis. DESERTEC is an integrated concept which includes energy security and climate protection as well as drinking water production, socio-economic development, security policy and international cooperation.

 

Fast global implementation

The mission of DESERTEC Foundation is the fast global implementation of the DESERTEC Concept. Suitable deserts can be found on all the inhabited continents of the Earth. The key technologies for the generation and transmission of clean power from the deserts have already been successfully in use for several years.

 

In order to accelerate the construction of the required facilities and infrastructure, the pertinent policy frameworks have to be created which allow for international trade with clean power and provide suitable investment incentives. The sooner cost reductions are achieved by mass production, the faster clean power from deserts will become an economic alternative to fossil sources of energy.

 

Focus region EU-MENA

So far, the DESERTEC Foundation has already made some headway in the Mediterranean region. It is both an initiator and shareholder of the industrial initiative Dii GmbH and is currently developing a DESERTEC University Network. Click here to find out more about our projects in this region

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