The area of the collectors needed would be something the area of Massachusetts, I recall.
Just think of what putting an area in the desert in permanent shade will do to the ecosystem of a large area of the Southwest United States.
Just think of the shear impossibility of moving that electricity to Portland, Maine.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.