Morocco is considered a the hope of the future by some in the solar energy industry, but the region also poses some technical difficulties.
Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg will be at the helm for the latest stage in the round-the-world attempt. The solar-powered aircraft has only three more planned stops in the US before it heads over the Atlantic.
After nine months of repair work, the aircraft Solar Impulse 2 has taken off to end the first round-the-world flight powered entirely by the sun. DW talked to co-founder and co-pilot André Borschberg about clean energy.
Solar Impulse 2 has taken off from Hawaii after a 9-month delay in its round-the-world solar-powered flight. It is due to make landfall in Silicon Valley, California, in three days' time.
A gigantic solar power complex on the edge of the Sahara has gone online, boosting the North African nation's renewable energy goals. But a former dream of exporting this clean power to Europe is still a long way off.
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