Is there enough sunlight in most states to be powered by solar power alone?



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    It depends on how you look at it, but it seems pretty safe to say yes here.  It is estimated that harnessing the sunlight that hits just 1.7% of the United States’ total area would provide enough energy to power the whole country.

    Interestingly, this is about what the Interstate highway system covers.  Even though cars are constantly driving over them, the highways absorb solar radiation all day and could conceivably double as our transportation and power infrastructure.

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