The following infographic shows the surface area in the Sahara Desert required to power Africa and the world with solar energy (A concentrated solar power plant with 2,500 kWh/m² a year).
I am amazed at how little a surface area is actually required. Let’s make it happen. The possibilities are limitless.
The Sahara Desert: what you should know.
The Sahara Desert is the world’s largest hot, non-polar desert and is located in North Africa. It stretches from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. The vast desert encompasses several ecologically distinct regions. The Sahara Desert ecoregion covers an area of 4,619,260 km2 (1,783,510 sq mi) in the hot, hyper-arid center of the Sahara, surrounded in the north, south, east, and west by desert ecoregions with higher rainfall and more vegetation.