Elon Musk uses math to explain why solar will end fossil fuels

Regarding the future of oil when faced with the cheap, clean superiority of solar power, Musk’s overall prediction is stern, if perhaps encouraging to the environmentally minded.


Futurism put together this brilliant animation with a voice over of a conversation by super-entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Musk is well known for spearheading SolarCity and as the current CEO of Tesla.

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But he is popular for his cutting edge comments on the future, and the part he believes solar energy has to play in it.

“You could power the entire United States with about, let’s say, 150 to 200 square kilometers of solar panels,” Elon Musk’s voice over explains.

“Take a corner of Utah. There’s not much going on there, I’ve been there.”

Elon was referring to the fact that by using a small corner of the large state of Utah, enough solar energy could be produced to power the entire United States.

“We’ll look back on the gasoline car the same way we look back on coal—something that belongs in a museum.”

H/T: Forbes

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