Solar area required to power the world

I came across this picture while researching another article. It really puts into perspective how powerful solar will be in the future if we can just solve a couple of problems (world peace and the long-distance distribution of electrical energy).

Solar area required to provide energy needs

Solar area required to provide energy needs

Source: Fullneed from Diploma Thesis of Nadine May: www.dlr.de/…/Ecobalance_of_a_Solar_Electricity_Transmission.pdf, page 26 (CC-BY-SA-2.5)