This north african nation exports petrol of an approximate value of 12 billion USD a year summarizing a 70 percent of their total exports. Overall oil export being an important role in this country’s national economy for many year.
If Libya would occupy just 0.1 percent of its land for solar power energy source, it could result the equal amount of 7 million barrels of petroleum a day, resulting in five times more the amount it produces at the moment, around 1.4 million barrels. There are voices saying that it would take up too much landmass, but Libya has a great open space, mostly desert where it would be appropriate for solar panels to gather solar energy.
Especially in Libya where the level of radiation, on the seaside lands could get up to 7.1 kW/h per square meter. On a southern area solar radiation would be 8.1 kilowatt per hour.
Libya could turn into a major solar power exporting country, delivery energy to African and European countries. Even the wind power in Libya it has a good chance in becoming a major supplier of electricity, but oil business in this country seems to be implemented very deep in their habits and culture, it seems very hard to get to this transformation.