Morocco-UK link up in power play


Issue 437 - 29 Apr 2021 | 1 minute read

A proposal by Essex-based start-up Xlinks to bring huge amounts of power generated from wind and solar in the Moroccan Sahara to the UK via a 3,800km, 3.6GW subsea HVDC cable is less outlandish than may first appear. Xlinks fits into a broader revival of interest in Africa-Europe connections, with growing momentum behind net-zero carbon targets and the low prices now achieved by renewables.

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