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Fri, Mar 28, 2008
2) Turn the North African desert into a stupid large solar farm

Yes, that's a great idea that I've considered a lot, except for three things that might get in the way... albedo, maintenance, and politics. What would all that black do to the atmosphere's temperature+generated wind and all that, how do you shield these from the sand and keep it all running properly without any fires due to things getting jammed with sand etc, and how do you shield them from the unfortunate human turmoil out there?

I bet a better place to deploy something like this would be less sandy/windy deserts, like the playas in america.