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[12 Oct 2012 | 3 Comments | | by powersector]
Solar Power Tower

In the Sahara desert, with less cloud cover and a better solar angle, one can obtain closer to 83 W/m². The unpopulated area of the Sahara desert is over 9 million km², which if covered with solar panels would provide 750 terawatts total. The Earth’s current energy consumption is around 13.5 TW at any given moment (including oil, gas, coal, nuclear, and hydroelectric power).About one percent of the surface of the Sahara desert would be sufficient to supply the entire worldwide electricity demand from solar thermal power plants. For that …