23 Jan '13, 1pm

An inconvenient truth - Editorial leader from the January/February 2013 issue of Renewable Energy Focus: The glo...

Some would say it already is. Wind power is the obvious example. “If anybody had said we would be here talking about wind producing 15% of US electricity in 2020, no-one would have believed it,” concludes Christian Kjaer , outgoing CEO of the European Wind Energy Association in my indepth interview with him , starting on page 12 of the January/February 2013 issue of Renewable Energy Focus (cover pictured below ). As he says: “Fundamentally the technology [onshore] is very affordable, it’s extremely competitive, and you don’t have to worry about what fuel prices are twenty years from now.” Solar energy has also made major inroads. It has already begun to challenge onshore wind power on price and its lead in the renewables sector. Moreover, according to firms like Trina Solar, 2013 is set to be the year of the solar farm . As we report on page 38, new developments in concent...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/30395/an-inconve...

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