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  • Pieter B.J. Ijzerman

The world’s longest subsea cable will send clean energy from Morocco to the UK.

An article at the Electrek site caught my attention as it is about something I thought economically not feasible: use the worlds time differences as the solution for renewable energy supply whilst managing peak loads all over the globe.

A 10.5 gigawatt (GW) solar and wind farm will be built in, and it will supply the UK with clean energy via subsea cables, to the UK. The twin 1.8 GW high voltage direct current (HVDC) subsea cables will be the world’s longest (3,800 km). Although there is no time difference between the two countries, it does show that if the provisioning would be from the west or east, different peaks in different time zones could be better managed, I would say. This would open new possibilities, however, personally, I would try to produce, store and distribute, as much as possible, locally. We know (by now) that geopolitical warfare happens and disrupts our energy supply...


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