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Sahara Wind launches Africas first wind-hydrogen storage system
Al Akhawayn University Wind-Electrolysis System Africa’s first renewable wind energy hydrogen storage system was commissioned at Al Akhawayn University, one of Morocco’s leading universities. A wind farm of three wind turbines were connected to an Alkaline electrolyzer with storage tanks and a fuel cell to help stabilize and store excess wind energy in the form of gaseous hydrogen. Wind intermittency issues can be resolved in enabling excess production to be used in a variety of ways. These range from powering telecommunications networks to green mobility, water utilities and mine processing industries. Coordinated by Sahara Wind as part of its regional capacity building program, this project opens the possibility for the gradual introduction of renewable energy technologies within the region’s main industries. In facilitating the deployment of renewable energies on a larger scale, the Sahara Wind Project enables the transition into a safer, more sustainable energy infrastructure on the African continent. The Sahara Wind Project aims at delivering over 5 GW of wind generated electricity from the North Atlantic Trade Winds to supply North African and Euro-Mediterranean markets via a High Voltage Direct Current transmission line.
World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy
World Water Day 2014.Logo World Water Day 2014 brings its attention to the Water and Energy nexus. The 2014 edition demonstrates through case studies that integrated approaches and solutions to water-energy issues can achieve greater economic and social impacts. Crosscutting frameworks bridging public and private sectors in a green economy will lead to greater energy security and sustainable water use. Particular attention will be paid to identifying best practices that can make a water and energy-efficient 'Green Industry' a reality. The Sahara Wind Project is actively involved in supporting access to potable water in arid regions using renewable energies. Water treatment technologies can enhance the uptake of intermittent sources of renewable energies such as wind power in weaker grid infrastructures found on most of the African continent. Acting as a stabilizing load in a high wind penetration system, desalination as well as electrolysis generated by-products such as chlorine or hypochlorite are indispensable elements in water treatment solutions for producing clean, drinking water. Within such framework, many synergies can be applied.