December 8, 2010 / 11:53 AM / 9 years ago

Merkel has strong interest in Desertec happening

BERLIN, Dec 8 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she had a strong interest in seeing the Desertec project become a reality.

At a news conference in Berlin, Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he wants to develop cooperation with Germany on the Desertec project.

Desertec is the world’s most ambitious solar power project that is exploring how to harness solar power in deserts. Its goal is to analyse how to develop clean energy in the deserts of North Africa that could supply up to 15 percent of Europe’s power demand by 2050. [ID:nLDE67P1KN]

Reporting by Sarah Marsh; writing by Erik Kirschbaum

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