How Solar Could Power The World
Map Reveals How the World Could Switch to Solar Using a Tiny Amount of Land; An all-renewables future is not as outlandish as it seems.
Mike Brown, April 24, 2018 (Inverse)
“…[Most countries around the world could make the switch to 100% solar] using just a tiny fraction of national space…[A new interactive map shows] that around 87 percent of countries could meet their power demands with solar panels covering less than five percent of the land area. The world could power itself on just 1.1 million square kilometers of solar panels, less than the size of South Africa…[Just Bahrain, Hong Kong, and Singapore] would need more solar panels than its land area to meet its energy needs…[A]n all-solar future would use surprisingly little land for many countries…China, the world’s most populous country, would require a small patch of land for its 1.4 billion people. The country has made big strides in the switch, including the 850 megawatt-capacity Longyangxia Dam Solar Park by the Tibetan plateau, one of the largest solar farms in the world stretching over 10 square miles…[It would also take only a tiny portion of] Russia, the world’s largest country…” click here for more