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How Much Solar Surface Area Would It Take to Power the World? [infographic]

If you understand the panel surface area (or even the general collector surface area) needed to power something with solar, you will look at this and say to yourself, “well DUH, self!”

If you have no idea, however, which is going to be most of the people on the planet, I hope you are surprised at how little area it really takes to power the world on ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS, and on JUST SOLAR ALONE.  Doesn’t it make sense that Big Oil and Big Coal should latch onto this like white on rice, a glass of milk, and a paper plate, all in a snowstorm?!

Check out the infographic:

See the full-sized version here – it’s pretty awesome.