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View Diary: Total Surface Area Required to Fuel the World With Solar (138 comments)

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  •  Solar is 23,000 TW? (0+ / 0-)

    The graphic is neat, but ambiguous. What are we missing off the right side over there?

    Let's bust them up in little pieces so they can't hold us hostage like this.

    by RustyCannon on Fri Aug 14, 2009 at 05:47:08 PM PDT

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    •  CLick on the pic, hopefully it will redirect. (5+ / 0-)
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      Timaeus, Timbuk3, Troubadour, RustyCannon, rja

      Basically shows the stored energy resources vs what is available from renewables. Solar overwhelmingly beats all others hands down. Not suprising if you consider oil, coal and other forms of fossil fuels are basically "Stored Sunshine".

      "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." Law of the Iroquois Confederacy

      by Unenergy on Fri Aug 14, 2009 at 05:49:12 PM PDT

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      •  I'm (very slowly) writing a book about this. (3+ / 0-)
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        If you factor time into the cost of various forms of fuel, the actual cost of oil, coal, etc. is ludicrous compared to solar.

        "Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend." -Bruce Lee

        by Troubadour on Fri Aug 14, 2009 at 06:34:57 PM PDT

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