Last week’s poll: CSP

A project to build a concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in Tunisia to supply the European electricity grid is seeking funding. Is this a feasible concept?

Last week’s poll was predicated by the news that London-based investors Low Carbon and utility scale solar developer Nur Energie were moving forward with TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power (CSP) facility in Tunisia that would be connected to the European electricity grid.

Over three quarters of respondents were closely divided between the opinion that solar in North Africa would be a good way to supply Europe with reliable low-carbon energy (36 per cent), and 40 per cent who thought TuNur’s infrastructure will become a target for political instability.

The remaining 24 per cent of respondents took the view that TuNur would succeed but only with government buy-in from all sides (13 per cent), and six per cent of the vote was split equally between those who thought it would only work with major engineering breakthroughs and those agreeing that the concept is sound but too financially complex.

The remaining five per cent did not agree with any of the opinions presented in the poll.

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Plans have been announced for TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power facility in Tunisia that would be connected to the European electricity grid
Plans have been announced for TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power facility in Tunisia that would be connected to the European electricity grid