"Scorching desert rays to power air conditioning systems" sounds like an oxymoron. But that's exactly what's going to happen in five soccer stadiums in Qatar in 2022, when the country will become the first Middle East country to ever host the World Cup.
Israel and Egypt may undertake a joint solar-energy project in Egypt's Sinai Desert, according to Israel's Industry and Trade Minister, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer. Speaking at the International Renewable Energy Conference being held this week in the Israeli coastal city of Eilat, Ben-Eliezer noted that the joint effort would yield electricity for both countries. "In our discussions with President Mubarak [of Egypt], he expressed much interest in the idea and we will be working together with Egyptian government representatives to advance the idea," he said.