“Make hay while the sun shines” – and the sun shines every day (whether we can see it that particular day, or not).
Solar is becoming cost-competitive with every other source of electricity – even with massive subsidies to the fossil fuel and nuclear power industries. Over this next decade, solar is going to become the least cost source of energy on the planet.
Soon, solar will be “as cheap as dirt” – which, since it’s primarily a silicon (sand) technology, is close to the truth!
From Nancy Folbre’s article in The New York Times
“If the faces of renewable energy critics are not red yet, they soon will be. For years, these critics — of solar photovoltaics in particular — have called renewable energy a boutique fantasy.” Read on…