Turning the Sahara desert into a wind and solar farm might make it green

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You've probably had a solar-powered calculator since the 1980s, but it's only been within the past decade or so that the potential of large-scale solar installations has been widely explored. Harnessing the power of the Sun beating down on our planet and using that power to solve our energy concerns seems like a no-brainer, and what better place to build a light-gobbling facility than the Sahara Desert?

The Sahara is the largest desert in the world. It's also windy, dry and sunny there. Constructing a wind and solar energy facility in the sands could be a huge win for humanity, but a new study published in Science shows that doing so might actually make the desert not-so-desert-like anymore.

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