This Is What Would Happen If We Covered the Sahara With Solar Panels

The Sahara gets more than 3,600 hours of sun a year, but is covering it with solar panels a good idea?
Loukia Papadopoulos

The Sahara Desert is known for being the largest desert in the world. It's nearly the same size as China and spans across 10 different countries and three different time zones. All in all, it is massive! So YouTuber RealLifeLore decided to ask a key question: What would happen if we covered the Sahara desert with solar panels? 

No area in the world gets more sun a year than the Sahara desert. On average, it accumulates more than 3,600 hours of sun a year, and a chunk right in the middle of the desert actually achieves more than 4,000 hours a year.