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Hot Sun in Saudi Arabian Desert to Test Limits of Solar Power


Offbeat  (tags: energy, study, environment, solar power, Saudi Arabia, limit, Japan, University of Tokyo, test, Sharp Corp. )

Naoko
- 2928 days ago - asahi.com
Can solar cells powered by the sun of the Saudi Arabian desert take the place of a nuclear power plant? That's what the University of Tokyo and Sharp Corp. hope to learn with the construction of an experimental solar power system in the kingdom.



   

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E A (28)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 10:02 am
Let me tell you with the intense heat here...its about time !!! Solar power and Saudi heat..match made in heaven.
 

Robert O (12)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 10:28 am
Sounds like a good idea to me. Renewable energy is the best way to go. Thanks Naoko.
 

Roger G (148)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 1:26 pm
thanks
 

Toni C (508)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 3:18 pm
Noted, Naoko, and thanks for the article. At least they're willing to attempt using alternative energy instead of nuclear... and that's one big plus in my book! America seems to be falling further and further behind other countries when it come to trying to eliminate danger and pollutants... they want to continue chasing the money with fracking, coal and rude crude... plus outdated nuclear reactors that can't be trusted because they've relaxed the safety codes.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 4:42 pm
This is excellent...and with as fast as technology is moving, they will soon figure out how to deal with the sand storms!!
NO MORE NUCLEAR PLANTS, ANYWHERE, ANYMORE!!
 

Mary T (178)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 6:30 pm
Thanks Naoko renewable energy is the only way to go to stop destroying our planet.
 

. (0)
Friday July 15, 2011, 3:47 pm
Great minds do great things! thanks for the post
 

Farah Hage Ali (154)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 2:11 am
noted, thank you
It is not an innovative idea at all, because the great scientist Hassan Kamel Al Sabbah had put plans to build solar power plants in Saudi Arabia years ago before he was killed in a car accident
 
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