Bid more or post more... tough one...
I think solar power is going to surprise people soon. When I was in college in 1995 it was a complete joke. Super expensive. The cost of the cells has been dropping steadily since then, and has been in free fall over the last couple of years.
I think we are probably within 5-10 years of it actually being cheaper than conventional power sources in good climates for it. I think that within 10 years we will see power companies building massive installations in the Southwest. I'm not talking about these little public relations installations, but actual utility scale power. Gigawatt scale power.
[quote=Doc Joe]What the heck is wrong with America that we don't see this happening all over? Oh yeah, oil is great, Rush told me.
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FACT if I stop posting, trillions and trillions of transistors would be out of work.
I won't pretend to know much about the details but think of solar arrays in the Sahara or across the southwest (Minnesota is so nice because even in winter it's usually sunny) , if I was a governer I would be doing all I could to encourage it.
The military will probably be a huge source of change, many of their machine run in terms of gallons per mile , they tend to have had a lot of activity in ...umm...sunny places recently.