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Could Solar and Wind Bring Rain to the Desert?

Positive Future #267 (Feature photo – Sahara Desert – CCA SA 2.5 Generic) GTM Media recently highlighted a study that predicts how solar panels and wind turbines not only create energy, but their impact could bring rainfall to the desert. The model simulated covering about 20 percent of the Sahara with solar panels and installing a watt of wind power capacity for every square meter of land. Considering that the Sahara covers an area of 2.3 billion acres, it would be a big project – trillions of dollars and thousands of jobs. The prospect of cooling, more rain and more vegetation certainly deserves more investigation. You can read the full…

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