Electricity produced from Colorado's bright, hot sun could supply half the state's peak demand during summer, helping 1.7 million homes crank up their air conditioners and coolers.
By the numbers
270 gigawatts: Colorado's total potential for solar power generation.
11 gigawatts: Colorado's peak power demand in summer.
1.7 million: Number of homes in Colorado that could be served if even half the state's peak demand, or 5.5 gigawatts, is met with solar power.
1.9 million: Number of cars and their emissions equivalent that could be reduced with the generation of 5.5 gigawatts of solar power.
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