Solar could power world using only 1% of land

Projected electricity demands for 2050 could be met by solar energy derived from 1% of the world’s land mass, according to a new report

The findings, released by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) during the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi in January, are based on seven case studies in India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, Turkey.

The countries involved in the research were chosen because of their potential for widespread development of solar photovoltaics, sunny climates, varied demographics, natural environments, and suitable economies and political structures.