GOOD Magazine: What Would it Take to Power the United States with Solar Energy?

Posted by Infra on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

We calculated the land area needed to supply the entire United States with solar power.

Written and Produced by Gabriel Reilich
Graphics by Jake Infusino
Music: Redwood – NYM

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One Response to “GOOD Magazine: What Would it Take to Power the United States with Solar Energy?”

  1. jerry schneider says:

    What’s missing in this video is how would the electricity would be distributed over the grid, in a controlled manner, and how much storage capacity (located where) would be needed to deal with the fact that the sunshine isn’t always available everywhere. Add the possibility that the grid could be severely damaged by a cyber attack and dark for weeks or months or even years, and you really have not found a “solution” – if you build all the solar facilities in the SW US, what good does it do in the NE US where a lot of people live.

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