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Millions of floating solar farms could be installed in oceans around the world to fight greenhouse gases, researchers say

Millions of island-like solar farms could help suck CO2 from the atmosphere and repurpose the gas into synthetic fuel, say researchers.  In a new paper, scientists from Norway and Switzerland propose the construction of 11 million 'marine-based artificial islands,' each as big as a football field, to help mitigate the disastrous effects of carbon-based fossil fuels.  To achieve their goal, the futuristic 'islands' would come equipped with a host of technologies, some existing and some not.  Using photovoltaic cells, for example, researchers say the giant hubs could convert sunlight into electricity, which would then be used to power the extraction of hydrogen and CO2 from seawater. Read more....

 

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