Desert Greening

Building solar and wind farms across the vast Sahara Desert could cause a lot more rain to fall throughout the arid region and allow more plants to grow.

The Sahara Solar Breeder Project aims to power half the world by 2050 with massive solar panel farms.

A team led by scientists from the University of Maryland also found that adding wind turbines to the mix would create rougher and darker land surfaces across the Sahara, causing more rain to fall.


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