A map of the wind energy in India(“Wind energy near,” 2010).
A map of wind energy farms and projects in the United States(Hamilton)
Innovative approaches to photovoltaic greenhouses allow crops and PV panels to co-exist without threatening the livelihood of crops, while creating energy to power greenhouse operations.
Annual Average Wind Speed at 30 meters AGL in the United States
For a map with units of mi/hr: http://imgur.com/mvEM036
It seems ambitious but a foundation created by solar companies in Europe called Desertec plans to do exactly that. The Sahara Desert is the worlds hottest desert and the third largest desert in the world (next to Antarctica and the Arctic according to sources)
It’s all dependent on…
One argument against wind and solar is that they cause fossil fuel plants to release more emissions as they cycle electric production up and down to balance the load of electricity on the grid. That’s bogus, claims a new study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
What’s the impact of clean energy on the job market? It’s definitely a good thing!