What If the Sahara Desert Was Covered With Solar Panels?

In a world exhausted of fossil fuels, solar panels can provide a sustainable solution to our energy problems. But they also come with a couple of issues: for one, solar farms are massive, and they have to be set up somewhere that gets a lot of sunlight.

Now, if only we had a large mass of unused land that gets guaranteed sunlight everyday… Could we cover an entire desert in solar panels? Would that be enough to power the entire world? What kind of problems could we run into?

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  1. I don’t want a bionic planet filled with unnecessary garbage. Reforestation and use the oceans and the wind for renewable energy. This planet a natural flowing current of energy and is made of pure energy and just needs the reset button pushed.

  2. The best place to do this would be in egypt since most of its population live around the nile there is plenty of land, also it's in the middle of 3 continents, and since australia isnt real and nobody cares about america, there would be nothing to worry about.

  3. Like he said we should first try it on a smaller scale,
    so What if Dubai uses solar panels to power their cities
    They have barren desserts close by so they have free land
    They have resources thus cost is covered
    They get sunlight for whole year
    Desserts are relatively close to cities so transmission should not be a problem.
    They are known for their records
    So they can be the first fully solar powered city.

  4. TAKE YOUR OWN TIME AND READ Tesla did it long way back by sending current wireless but the government stopped him and stored all his inventions in a museum and they have restricted to these inventions (written in books by telsa before he's dead ) to normal people. Great job the government gave this to individual people and made them scientist actually it was all found by Tesla . HE IS THE LEGEND . IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME CHECKOUT TESLA EPISODES DONE IN HISTORY TV18. SALUTE THE LEGEND TESLA🙏🏻

  5. but life in there has adapted for centuries to those particular conditions, that drastic change caused to the sahara's enviroment will probably cause some serious ecological issues and possibly the extinction of many species

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