|| It's the Fertilizer Stupid (Date posted: 10/07/04 at 19:44:01)
A question to the mathematically inclined
- everyone in the U.S. has a hybrid vehicle
- Each vehicle has one square meter of solar cells on its roof.
- Some conservative percentage of vehicles will be out under the sun during peak solar hours.
- Some conservative and currently doable efficiency numbers for cell conversion and storage conversion.
- Cars are intelligent enough to manage their energy storage in such a way that they will have capacity in which to store the cell's peak-time output (or use it directly if the car is moving).
How many gallons of oil would be saved per day?...
Think about it.
- Millions of square meters of solar cells,
- all producing energy that will go directly to offsetting fossil fuel (don't forget plastics, fertilizer, pesticides) consumption.
- Not one square inch of those solar cells will be covering any vegetation or marine life that would not have otherwise been covered.
This seems like a win-win-win for humanity don't you think?