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How much is that in jiggawatts?
Posted by johnjjeeves on February 12, 2013 at 9:26 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 2
Modern solar cells tend to have a 20-40 percent conversion rate. Biofilms run in the 8-12 percent range.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 12, 2013 at 10:40 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 3
So we can ditch the plutonium and put some solar panels on the DeLorean to get Marty back to the future?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 12, 2013 at 11:48 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
@3 no, the energy density is not high enough. Better to use steam like the Doc did.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 12, 2013 at 12:32 PM · Report this
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That is actually a really massive amount of land when you think about it - is Chile really gonna want that sizeable an area of their mountains, stretching from their border to their coastline, covered in solar panels? And isn't that going to have pretty considerable effects on the ecosystem there?

.... why not FLOAT all of those solar panels, way the fuck out in the ocean in some of those red zones!? Eureka!
Posted by Juris on February 12, 2013 at 1:16 PM · Report this
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WHAT THE HELL IS A GIGAWATT ?!?
Posted by CPN on February 12, 2013 at 2:28 PM · Report this

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