A little corner of Nevada...

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Elon Musk recently said that that "...a corner of Utah and Nevada..." could power the entire United States with solar power. I wish that were true, but his numbers are way, way off. By multiple orders of magnitude. Elon Musk's Claims At Face Value Solar irradiance is a very well understood, and very thoroughly mapped unit of measurement. Assuming "a corner of Utah and Nevada" sees upwards of 2000 Read more