You are here: Home Sustainability How Much Solar Power Does the Sun Provide? [Infographic] How Much Solar Power Does the Sun Provide? [Infographic] by Chris Keenan August 30, 2012, 10:39 am This infographic provides an interesting high-level look at just how much energy the sun could provide. If only we were able to better harness it! Do you think one day our energy needs will be met entirely by solar power? (Click the image to enlarge it) Image credit: Solar Sphere Solar Light Kits See more Previous article The Cheap Mini Washing Machine that Runs on Foot Power Next article Wind Map – What is Hurricane Isaac Doing to Our Weather? Written by Chris Keenan Chris Keenan is a green and general blog writer. He also maintains a personal cooking blog: http://thekeenancookbook.com/ One Comment Leave a Reply … for half the day, when the weather is clear … Solar is a great supplement but until we get longer term storage in the gW range we will still need base load electric generation, which right now is coal, oil, gas, or nuclear. There is not an easy solution, but slowly we can curb our base load need, but I don’t see us ever eliminating it. Reply One Ping Pingback:IBM Prototype Solar Cells from Cheap, Abundant Materials | Sustainablog Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.