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Old 12-14-2018, 01:42 PM   #4101 (permalink)
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You're a factor 1000 off in the calculations, by the looks of it.
Should have been clear immediately that such extreme numbers can't be right.

If, to go with the numbers, one crew installs 50 2MW for 33 MW effective yearlly, then 24 crews could install 8 GW and 24 million crews would install 8,000 TW.
After 24 years that would be 200,000 TW...
Assuming 10 billion people on earth by then, that is 20 MW a head.
If we are to use that energy, that alone would cook the earth.

But even 24,000 crews installing half the worlds energy supply in wind power is not possible. There may not be enough wind for that. Wind can contribute, but not that much.
Solar though, covering 1.5% of the Earths land mass with PV panels (a Herculean task, but this is a thought experiment) could provide all we need. If it keeps growing at 43% yearly for a decade or so it can indeed get really big.

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