15 Jul '11, 4pm

The Astounding Potential of a Solar Energy Tipping Point (Video)...

The Astounding Potential of a Solar Energy Tipping Point (Video)...

Apologies about the annoying ad—but once you get to the interview with Jeremy Leggett, he says something very simple, but very profound—as soon as people see solar energy at work, they want to see more of it. The fact is that generating solar, often right where it is needed, from space-age technology with no moving parts, is a compelling and exciting proposition for almost everybody. While the purely economic costs may not currently be comparable with fossil fuels, the price of solar cells may reach $1 a watt as soon as 2012 . And then when you think about the link between coal mining and birth defects , or the real price of gas , the hidden costs not currently paid for by fossil fuels start to tip the balance. True, there are downsides to solar too - most notably energy storage and intermittent supply. But as technology improves, and as folks start seeing their favorite f...

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