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Yes, but you also have to factor in the incremental capital cost of the transmission network required, and the costs of transmission loss.  Anyone know a simple formula for calculating transmission loss as a function of transmission distance for a given voltage? At one point does it become uneconomic to transmit solar energy over long distances?  Does it make sense to transmit solar energy not just South/North for increased yields, but also East West for increased daylight window?

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