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Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate – here’s why

Wadstock/Shutterstock Zhengyao Lu, Lund University and Benjamin Smith, Western Sydney University The world’s most forbidding deserts could be the best places on Earth for harvesting solar power – the most abundant and clean source of energy we have. Deserts are spacious, relatively flat, rich in silicon – the raw material for the semiconductors from which solar cells are made — …

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