Wisconsin uses about 5,273,000 megawatts of electricity (MW).
OK. So Tokin' Tony wants to eliminate all the nuke, coal, and gas-fired generators and switch to wind and solar by 2070 or so. That means we have to replace 90% of that 5,273,000 MW--or about 4,500,000 MW.
That will take up a really, really, really, big chunk of land.
Let's pretend that we'll get a little more than half from solar and a little less than half from windmills so that it takes about 50 acres/megawatt, on average.
*scritch scratch scritch scratch* math is hard.....
That's a problem. See, Wisconsin only has 34,800,000 acres of land.
Maybe Tokin' Tony plans on annexing Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Michigan??
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Or we could use more conventionally accepted numbers, where solar gets about 4-5 acres per MW, and wind gets 2 MW on 1.5 acres.
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