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Sahara solar could soon rescue Britain's broken energy system, replacing OPEC and Russia
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Within five years, the world's longest undersea cable will link Devon to a vast territory of solar panels in the Sahara Desert, supplying electricity directly into Britain's grid at a fraction of today's power prices.
A second cable will land two years later in 2029. Together they will provide 3.6 gigawatts of constant baseload power, equivalent to two Hinkley-sized nuclear reactors. The difference is that we will be able to afford it. That, at least, is the plan.
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Reyna Gold Drives 7.85 Meters of 3.95 grams per tonne
and 30.6 meters of 0.51 g/t gold, both from surface
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Reyna Gold Corp. (TSXV: REYG. OTCQB: REYGF) announces initial results from the first eight holes totaling 710 meters of its ongoing 10,000-meter drill program at its 24,215-hectares flagship La Gloria Property in Sonora, Mexico.
Reyna has achieved the two primary objectives from these holes -- extending the breccia zone at Big Pit and establishing quartz veining of grade and size at Pique Viejo. All eight holes hit gold mineralized structures in initial exploration drilling across the 160 hectares Main Zone target area. ...
"These are great initial results. We are really pleased to have hit a substantial vein at Pique Viejo with the first two drill holes there and to have hit high-grade gold from surface at Big Pit,” Reyna Gold CEO Michael Wood CEO said. "The Las Amarillas vein is a just one of many new targets the geological team has identified on our 24,215 hectares property. ..."
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The L16 billion Xlinks Morocco-UK Power Project -- chaired by former Tesco chief Sir Dave Lewis -- has an elegant feature. It combines wind and solar in perfect geographic circumstances to make near-constant power for 20 hours a day.
Trade winds on the coast of North Africa raise the average "capacity factor" of onshore wind turbines to 54%. A desert convection effect creates a regular wind current in the early evenings and smooths the handover from solar to wind.
"It picks up every afternoon just as the sun is setting, said Simon Morrish, the project’s chief executive. This overcomes the curse of intermittency, with lithium batteries in the desert to cover the remaining gaps. ...
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