What is a Gigawatt?

IF YOU’VE EVER SEEN BACK TO THE FUTURE, YOU’LL KNOW THAT IN ORDER TO GET THE DELOREAN RUNNING AGAIN, DOC NEEDED 1.21 GIGAWATTS OF POWER. BUT WHAT IS A GIGAWATT? REST ASSURED IT’S A VERY REAL THING. JUST ONE GIGAWATT OF POWER IS THE EQUIVALENT OF ALMOST 6.7 MILLION SOLAR PANELS OR 400 WIND TURBINES. […]

Solar Energy

The sun was humankind’s first source of power, and, with a little work, may be the last one we’ll ever need. A good desert collects more solar energy in six hours than the entire world uses in a year. The surface area of my body is about, uh, a meter and a half squared. If […]