Libya Solar Potential 5x Larger than Oil Reserves

If Libya covered just 0.1% of its land mass with solar panels, it could generate around five times the amount of energy from solar power that it currently produces in crude oil according to research published in the journal Renewable Energy.

It has the potential to become a renewable energy giant, boasting a very high daily solar radiation rate — on the flat coastal plain it is about 7.1 kilowatt hours per square metre per day (kWh/m²/day) and in the south it is about 8.1kWh/m²/day, more than double the figures in the UK.

The report argues that, with the right investment and training, the country could surpass its current revenue base with clean, sustainable energy.

(Source: CleanTechnica)

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