Independent expert with many years experience of participation in and management of internationally funded overseas technical assistance projects in the energy sector. Project management in external technical assistance projects in the energy sector. Working experience in European Commission programmes (Phare, Tacis, MEDA, EAR), World Bank,USAID and other international financial institutions.
A little over 10 years ago David MacKay drew attention by saying “All the world’s power could be provided by a square 100km by 100km area in the Sahara.” Furthermore, MacKay’s calculation of the full potential of the region’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) totalled 25 times the TWh/year the world uses today. That was looking at the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) high solar irradiance, ample available land and the technologies of the day. … [Read more...]