10 Years Desertec 1.0 - 3.0

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  • 2004

    Pre-phase

    Pre-phase

    January 1, 2004
    Pre-phase

    Desertec vision

    • Studies on the Desertec vision a.o. TREC (Trans- Mediterranean renewable energy Cooperation Studies)
    • Creation of awareness and motivation
  • 2009

    Concept phase

    Concept phase

    October 17, 2009
    Concept phase

    Desertec 1.0

    • Power from the deserts for Europe
    • Foundation of Dii GmbH (Munich) in 2009
    • System, country and technology studies (Desert Power 2050, Desert Power: Getting Started
    • Local adoption of idea
    • Preparation of services for implementation phase
  • 2015

    Implementation phases

    Implementation phases

    October 17, 2015
    Implementation phases

    Desertec 2.0

    • Development of the market in the MENA Region first
    • Dii active from Dubai, UAE
    • Identifying and solving practical hurdles of wind/solar/grid projects
    • International industry network ‘Dii Desert Energy’
    • Renewables become competitive!
  • 2020

    Green Electrons and green molecules

    Green Electrons and green molecules

    October 17, 2020
    Green Electrons and green molecules

    Desertec 3.0

    • Market acceleration towards full renewable supply of green electrons and green molecules, transportation, storage and flexible demand in MENA
    • Full Market integration throughout MENA and connected markets. MENA to become a ‘Powerhouse for green electrons and green molecules for the world energy market
    • Increased focus on Industry Sector Coupling through power, hydrogen etc.

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Testimonials

Mustapha Bakkoury
President, Masen

 

"With Dii we have a common vision regarding solar energy potential and its ability to provide an answer to both energy and environmental concerns we share with the European Community. Therefore, we strongly believe that a win-win situation can materialize in the short term. Morocco, with its audacious and pro-active solar plan held by Masen, is fully committed to this vision."

Paddy Padmanathan
CEO, ACWA Power

 

"The only way we can survive is to deliver energy to the lowest possible price. We in Saudi Arabia have significant renewable resources both wind and solar and they are already on a good way. We are with Dii to make that development faster."

Mohammed Jameel Al Ramahi
Chief Executive Officer, Masdar, UAE

 

“As a pioneer of renewable energy, clean technologies and sustainable real estate in more than 30 countries, Masdar shares the vision of Dii Desert Energy for an emissions-free power sector, technological innovation and enhanced collaboration to accelerate the global transition towards cleaner energy sources. Mitigating climate challenges relies on multilateral partnerships across the spectrum of market participants – from policymakers to investors, technology providers to lenders. Both Dii Desert Energy and Masdar are committed to advancing such partnerships as part of a long-term, holistic sustainability strategy.”

Dr. Klaus Keysberg
Member of the Exec. Board, thyssenkrupp AG

 

"For a climate-neutral economy, industries all over the world depend on large amounts of renewable energy. To meet this demand we have to rely on cross-border cooperation of different industries and governments. As thyssenkrupp is firmly on its way towards sustainable production, we are proud to be a partner in Dii Desert Energy´s efforts to establish a carbon free energy sector of international relevance."

Torsten Jeworrek
CEO of Reinsurance, Munich Re

 

"In EU we are on a crossroad, if we get more union respective energy supply or if we fall back in totally self-contained countries. I strongly vote for a United EU based on renewable energies with strong relationship with our neighbors."

Liangzhong Yao,
Senior Executive, State Grid of China, CEPRI

 

“Dii has been a very capable energy transition partner for several years. CEPRI is pleased to support Dii with power grid expertise for the MENA region and beyond.”

Peter Terium
Managing Director Energy, NEOM, Saudi Arabia

 

"By now, it is widely accepted that global warming is one of the main challenges for mankind. What I like about Dii is that it has always been ahead of the game. At its start in 2009 Dii was already pointing at the huge potential of solar and wind in the Middle East and Africa. Moreover, since a few years, Dii is promoting the conversion of renewable electricity partially into hydrogen, allowing accelerated decarbonization in particular in industry sectors that cannot easily be (totally) electrified."

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