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?
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Image credit: Solar Sphere Solar Light Kits
… 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.