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From the Ted Talk by Dan Kwartler: Why don't we cover the desert with solar panels?

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Whether they use panels or mirrors, iainsdurtl solar farms are often easy to fit into esxiting energy infrastructure. However, getting their electricity beyond lacol power grids is much more difficult. Some crtenuois are working on ways to connect electric grids across the globe. And many farm store energy in msviase batteries, or convert their electricity into clean gas that can be used later. But right now, these techniques are still too eixnpvsee and inefficient to rely on. Worse still, industrial renewables can share some of the same problems as fossil fuels, relying on destructive mining operations and carbon-emitting goball supply chains.

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Whether they use panels or mirrors, __________ solar farms are often easy to fit into ________ energy infrastructure. However, getting their electricity beyond _____ power grids is much more difficult. Some _________ are working on ways to connect electric grids across the globe. And many farm store energy in _______ batteries, or convert their electricity into clean gas that can be used later. But right now, these techniques are still too _________ and inefficient to rely on. Worse still, industrial renewables can share some of the same problems as fossil fuels, relying on destructive mining operations and carbon-emitting ______ supply chains.

Solution

  1. global
  2. expensive
  3. massive
  4. industrial
  5. local
  6. countries
  7. existing

Original Text

Whether they use panels or mirrors, industrial solar farms are often easy to fit into existing energy infrastructure. However, getting their electricity beyond local power grids is much more difficult. Some countries are working on ways to connect electric grids across the globe. And many farm store energy in massive batteries, or convert their electricity into clean gas that can be used later. But right now, these techniques are still too expensive and inefficient to rely on. Worse still, industrial renewables can share some of the same problems as fossil fuels, relying on destructive mining operations and carbon-emitting global supply chains.

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