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  •  Yes I've Seen These Numbers Several Times (1+ / 0-)
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    ivote2004

    Scientific American had an article about 15 years ago showing that all of America's electricity could come from photovoltaics equal to several western counties (which could of course be distributed all over the southwest).

    The same calculations have been applied to the EU which could get most of their energy from similarly small swath of the sahara.

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 07:42:24 PM PST

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