Travel the globe in search of energy sources with GM's new Google Earth app
This project takes the power of Google Earth and transforms it into an educational tool that focuses on production of energy across the globe. Who knew that a Highland Park, MI dealership heats the facility with a geothermal system or that the world's largest wind farm – which generates 735.5 megawatts of electricity each year – is located in Texas. And that's just the beginning. You could spend hours with this app learning about automotive facilities and power generation sites.
If this interests you as much as it does us, head on over to the GM Education site and get the app. Then set out on a journey across the globe in search of answers to questions like: How much of the world's deserts would have to be covered with solar cells to provide enough electricity for everyone? Where is the world's largest oil refinery located? Click the link below to begin your journey for the answers.
[Source: General Motors]
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