The Project; Iraq Desertec Is The Future Second Electricity Supplier To Europe Through Turkey

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Abstract

Under the DESERTEC Concept, the first proposed project, concentrating solar power systems, photovoltaic systems and wind parks would be spread over 17,000 km2 of the African Sahara desert. Produced electricity would be transmitted to European Countries by a super grid of High Voltage Direct Current Cables UHVDC. An Iraqi international network of scientists and experts from the field of renewable energies and gas and oil reserves has interfered with DESERTEC network and proposed the second project to be in Iraqi western desert. The general thought is to use solar power during daytime plus natural gas during night time and to export the generated power via a transmission system to Europe through Turkey. The envisaged power amounts to > 6,000 MW. The obtained DC power with +/- 800 KV potential shall be transmitted by overhead lines UHVDC from the Iraqi western desert to Romania through Turkey. An approximated and very simplified KWh cost calculations has shown that the proposed project is feasible.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal Of Scientific And Engineering Research (Ijser)
Volume3
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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