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Lake Nasser solar power and water conservation project

November 3, 2018

Ethiopia Egypt Lake Nasser floating photovoltaic Power for Peace Station

The Ethiopian Grand Renaissance dam is Africa’s main hotspot for international tensions, Egypt believes the filling of this reservoir would cut its supply of Nile river waters and to compound the problem Egypt’s Lake Nasser loses much of its mass through high desert photoevaporation

We propose Ethiopia and Egypt would own this together and that in the end water saved from photoevaporation would be shared.

I came up with a possible solution in 2018 and I was inspired by China floating solar power plants that also alleviate photoevaporation.

The red Circles are the floating solar power plants and surface area in Square kilometers.

power station

Radius 4.99 kilometers

Area   78.36 square Kilometers for the third power plant here

Now the task is to calculate the power that can be generated by the third plant with its 78 square kilometers of photovoltaic cells. The slightly smaller power plant to the North East is most likely 60 square Kilometers and the larger plant to the north maybe 100 square kilometers

Total for this phase about 230 square kilometers!

This is about 34,500 MW!

To stop the loss of water from Lake Nasser through evaporation we need much more solar panels then this. 500 Square miles of floating solar power panels would be about 10% of Lake Nasser we need perhaps 40% to make a savings of lost water from Lake Nasser.500 square miles of solar panels would produce 75,000 Mw.

power station-2


power station-3Powerplants 4,5 and 6 represent a further 108, 137 and 73 Square Kilometers of floating photovoltaics cells on Lake Nasser

The Water levels of Lake Victoria is dropping from drought and here to Power loss at the Nalubaale power station could be supplanted or augmented by floating solar power. Lake Victoria also drains into the Nile River Basin

Nalubaale-1  20 Square Kilometers floating photovoltaic power plant


nalubaale power plant

The Grand Ethiopian Dam itself could hold this 75 square Kilometer floating solar power plant near its grand ethiopian rennaisance dam power sation75 Square miles of solar panels would produce 11.25 Gw of power

1 square Kilometer is 150 Mw and $150 Million to build out.75 x 150 Mw is our 11.25 Gw and 75 x $150 million = $11.25 Billion

If the panels housed aquaculture would this increase the surface area? We imagine roof like structures covering aquaculture facility


The second floating power station

grand ethiopian rennaisance dam power station-2


The rights to water saved from Photoevaporation from the solar panels would be an important value to paying for the project


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Our goal is to save and sell 5 Cubic Kilometers of water from  Lake Nasser every year!

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