Solar panels in the Sahara desert

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at solar panels in the Sahara Desert in Morocco.

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Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at solar panels in the Sahara Desert in Morocco.

According to the Solar GCC Alliance, Morocco gets about 3,000 hours of sunlight per year. This particular complex could soon become the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world, with a power-generating capacity of 580 megawatts.

This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory