Desertec Dreams Can Saharan Solar Power Save Europe?

Some say it's a foolish fantasy, others believe it has the potential to save the world from the effects of climate change. The German-led Desertec initiative to build massive solar thermal power plants in the Sahara Desert has both advocates and critics. SPIEGEL ONLINE looks at the current state of play.
Is it a mirage? Some experts think so, others say it will become a reality.

Is it a mirage? Some experts think so, others say it will become a reality.

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