Faster economic development and urbanization of the tropics with small/medium scale solar power means earlier demographic transition in alot of places. I suspect africa's population is at MOST half of OTL's by 2021.
For interest, https://books.google.com/ngrams/gra...6&smoothing=3&direct_url=t1;,fossil fuels;,c0Noted, will correct as soon as I return. I assumed that, since people knew that coal was fossilized plant matter, the term was already in use.
With Solar hitting the commercial market the the first chapter of this is complete and it should be fun to see where the fallout goes.
Could Mouchot sue the Cotrell Brothers if their design does not vary that much from his?
I can see Chile using Solar powered steam to heat cities (like London did) and move cargo on the docks, as well as light lights etc. They need to invent better batteries.
US flexing it’s muscles could led to problems, hopefully Canada will expand its shipbuilding and facilities on both sides of the country too. The Caribbean islands could use more facilities too.
I hit a period of insane workload, and I'm going through a bit of writer's block. But I'll keep updating this thread. Next week I should write about the first large-scale experiments in Chile and advancements in Germany, with a few hints of the development of the sunken greenhouse in Bolivia.I thought the story dies and wasn't getting any Alert notifications until I stumbled across it while perusing the forum. Nice to have it back.