“Sahara Solar Breeders” don’t sand a chance. You can count on Anthony Watts’ readers going ballistic about anything that requires large-scale government involvement. That’s their stereotypical obsession. So this paper about a globally distributed solar energy concept in the Sahara is perfect bone to throw to them.
Anthony starts the nay-saying snark about the project, working mostly from a copy-and-paste of a report in the New Scientist, and the curmudgeonly “experts” take over in the comments.
From the New Scientist article:
The Sahara Solar Breeder Project is a joint initiative by universities in Japan and Algeria that aims to build enough solar power stations by 2050 to supply 50 per cent of the energy used by humanity.
Frankly I have no opinion on the feasibility of this concept. So I’ll keep my mouth shut until more knowledgable people assess it.