Friday, January 8, 2010
EGYPT: Plenty of Sun, Nobody Catching any Rays - IPS ipsnews.net
This excellent article captures many of the points that were in the chapter on solar heating of water that I had to cut out of my dissertation. I recommend it to anyone who wants to know why Egypt uses so little solar hot water (400,000 m2 for 80 million, with half not working (!), compared to neighboring Israel's 6 million m2 for 6 million people) . However in this "new Obama era" (with the American juggernaut that controls Egyptian energy policy finally adopting European sensibility) "many Egyptians [are] thinking that if European
Egypt receives some of the highest annual solar radiation in the world, yet the desert country remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels.