Desertec for wind power and concentrating solar power

Desertec, the world’s largest renewable energy initiative, visited Syria for preliminary studies and cooperation drafts last month.

Desertec are considering connecting Syria to their renewable energy power grid; and in partnership with Cham Holding, utilizing the Syrian desert for solar and wind energy. The plan will take five to eight years.

At a press conference hosted by the Syrian German Business Council, Desertec CEO Paul Van Son said: “Though solar energy is till expensive, new technologies such as Concentrated Soalr Power (CSP) are reducing the costs and such technology such as CSP will available at a competitive rate in 10 years.”