Saturday, October 3, 2015

Solar energy- finally getting there?

The lead story in my New York Times email is about the gunman in Oregon- it's so frustrating that if you want coverage for whatever random crap you think about, you just have to kill people.

To me they've really buried the lede today: the real head-turner was this quote in an obscure article about Solar City. "'You’re talking about a 40 percent increase in efficiency at a lower cost,' he said. 'We have to get solar energy to be cheaper than natural gas or coal, and these breakthroughs get us there.'"

If this is really true, this is huge news. We've been waiting for a long time for solar to be competitive by price alone, and if we are there, then look out: there's really hope for renewables. I sure hope this isn't a gimmick!

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