Scientists Warn That Filling The Sahara With Solar Panels Is A Bad Idea

By OilPrice.com5 days ago

Two years ago, a team of Finnish scientists estimated that the world needs to get 69 percent of its primary energy from solar farms in order to achieve its ambitious net-zero goal. That, the scientists said, would necessitate the construction of many more solar farms than are currently planned. And consensus has it that the Sahara would be the perfect place for a few giant solar farms. However, the consensus appears to be wrong, according to two researchers. Zhengyao Lu from Sweden’s Lund University and Benjamin Smith from Western Sydney…

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