Libya Could Produce More Solar Energy than Oil

Research by UK’s Nottingham Trent University shows that Libya could generate approximately five times the amount of energy from solar power than it currently produces in crude oil. The country has an average daily solar radiation rate of about 7.1 kilowatt hours per square metre per day (kWh/m²/day) on a flat plane on the coast and 8.1kWh/m²/day in the south, compared with just 2.95kWh/m²/day in the UK.