Morocco has valuable commodities with which it can compete on world markets: perfect solar conditions, large amounts of otherwise useless deserts, proximity to European markets and sufficient supply of cheap labor. That didn’t escape the attention of the German government, that has an ambitious program of becoming the world leader in hydrogen electrolyzer equipment. With this equipment, countries like Morocco can produce large amounts of hydrogen to be sold on European markets. Match made in heaven. Hydrogen could be the key to African development. If Arab countries could achieve enormous wealth with oil and gas, there is no reason why African countries with perfect solar conditions could not finally get in touch with serious money, by producing hydrogen for Eurasian markets.