Sustainability how much solar power does the sun provide

Published on August 30th, 2012 | by Chris Keenan

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How Much Solar Power Does the Sun Provide? [Infographic]

This infographic provides an interesting high-level look at just how much energy the sun could provide. If only we were able to better harness it!

Do you think one day our energy needs will be met entirely by solar power?

(Click the image to enlarge it)

Solars Limitless Possibilities

Image credit: Solar Sphere Solar Light Kits



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2 Responses to How Much Solar Power Does the Sun Provide? [Infographic]

  1. Jeff says:

    … for half the day, when the weather is clear …
    Solar is a great supplement but until we get longer term storage in the gW range we will still need base load electric generation, which right now is coal, oil, gas, or nuclear. There is not an easy solution, but slowly we can curb our base load need, but I don’t see us ever eliminating it.

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