Ever wondered just how much surface area you would need to supply the entire world with all of its power needs using only energy collected from solar panels? Luckily for us the Land Art Generator Initiative have done all the math. Crunching the numbers based on our current and projected energy usage and using statistics grounded on the solar technology that is available to us today, they have created this handy map of what 2030 could look like. The map shows use distributed roughly proportional to use and weather patterns.
A related link in the article shows an alternative map based on offshore wind power.
Link - via coolinfographics
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