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Monday, July 25, 2005

Solar Power Landfill

Since I wouldn't want a bunch on windmills on top of a garbage pile, I calculated how much power could be produced installing solar panels on top of a 1225 square mile landfill capable of holding all the US garbage for the next 1000 years.

The answer: 50 gigawatts.


  • At July 26, 2005 1:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That be allot of power.

  • At July 26, 2005 9:50 PM, Blogger baloghblog said…

    that would 41 trips back to the future!!!

    "1.21 GIGAWATTS!?! 1.21 gigawatts! Great Scott!!!"

    We could also benefit from solar panels placed above the vast parking lots surrounding malls, factories, and old air force bases...

  • At July 27, 2005 12:05 AM, Blogger RomeHater said…

    Heh. That was Jigawatts. Soft g as opposed to hard g.

    Right now, solar panels are expensive to produce, so it reprensents a long term investment. You can't put it everywhere. I'm looking forward to the flexible panels.


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