More on solar coverage

September 2, 2009 in Data

Maybe there's something in the water today - no sooner had I finished estimating the Earth's solar radiation than this popped up on Cool Infographics:

The map was created by the Land Art Generator Initiative to show the amount of solar panel coverage required to power the Earth for one year. Very interesting, and this has some assumptions baked in for cloud cover, efficiency, etc. - check out the link for full details.

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