A recently published study in Nature Communications presents a global assessment of how many rooftop solar panels we would need to generate enough renewable energy for the whole world and where they would need to be. Based on their findings, we would only need 50% of the world’s rooftops to be covered with solar panels in order to deliver enough electricity to meet the world’s yearly needs. Based on their analysis, rooftop solar has huge potential to alleviate energy poverty and put clean, pollution-free power back in the hands of consumers worldwide.

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