Thursday, April 26, 2018

How many solar panels could power America?


How much of your country would you need to cover with solar panels in order to power the whole country? Just click on this interactive map and you can discover how much land a country would need to fill with solar panels in order to power itself.

How to Power Every Country with Just Solar Panels takes into account the amount of sun that a country gets and the amount of energy that it uses in order to work out how much of the country would need to be covered with solar panels to meet all the country's energy needs.

Hong Kong, Singapore and Bahrain have such high population densities that even of they covered the whole country with solar panels they still wouldn't be able to generate enough power. On the other hand many large African countries currently have such low energy demands that they wouldn't need to cover much of a percentage of their land to meet their power needs.
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