The phased deployment of Sahara Wind’s HVDC line will sustain the expansion of the region’s cities and agriculture irrigated by wind-desalination plants. Cutting edge electrochemical technologies introduced by Sahara Wind are being tested in pilot projects. As a result, local mining operations can be upgraded into high-efficient CO2-free fertilizer and steel industries. Recently published climate models suggest that increased surface friction of thousands of wind turbines from Sahara Wind’s multi-Giga-Watt project could affect the trade winds. This can lead to a twofold precipitation increase in the Sahel. The impacts of Sahara Wind's transformative access to the Atlantic Trade Winds were discussed at ENCG-Dakhla during the 2nd International Congress on Desert Economy, on April 17-18th 2019.