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“Within 6 Hours Deserts Receive More Energy from the Sun than Humankind Consumes Within a Year”

  This is a nice quote from the Desertec site that, featured on the image above, that I thought made for another nice, short weekend share. And, of course, that’s a pretty stunning statistic. Any wonder why some of the world’s top companies are putting over half a trillion dollars into Desertec? Thanks to one [...] Related posts: What Happens When There’s a Huge Solar Energy Spill? Deser
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Desert Sun: Acciona Wants in on Desertec Solar Project

Lifestyle / Green Living : Environmental Capital - WSJ.com (5 years ago)

More companies want a piece of the $500 billion Desertec plan to tap the Sahara for clean energy. Read Post

Solar Farming in Africa: Green Electricity Powered by the Sun

Lifestyle / Green Living : EcoStreet (3 years ago)

In the fourth installment of iq2 Shorts series, Professor Michael Düren of DESERTEC argues that we can harness the African desert sun to power the world. The animation is adapted from their Switched On evening ‘Energy Game Changers’... Read Post

“In 14 and a half seconds, the sun provides as much energy to Earth as humanity uses in a day.”

Lifestyle / Green Living : CleanTechnica (3 years ago)

  Our quick post the other day on a fun image noting that deserts receive more energy from the sun in 6 hours than humankind consumes within a year was quite popular, as was Vote Solar’s witty solar energy spill billboard, so I figu... Read Post


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