UK university says Libya could produce more energy through solar power than oil

Tripoli, 28 February 2013:

Libya could generate some five times more energy from solar power than it currently produces in crude oil, according to research by the UK’s Nottingham Trent University.

Libya’s long hours of strong sunlight throughout much of the year means that the country could generate enough renewable power to meet and exceed its own energy demands. Excess could then be exported to the world market.

“If Libya could harness only a tiny fraction of the renewable energy resources it has available in the form of solar and wind power,” said Ahmed Mohamed, a . . .

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