Saturday, August 23, 2008
Here's an article that emphasizes how implementing solar plants especially throughout the Southwest can greatly decrease the cost of energy.
New technologies also get a mention such as "BrightSource Energy" company funded by Google to the tune of $100 mil. and is working on technology to produce cheaper simpler mirrors that focus the sun's rays on a "tower receiver" that will heat up water to a whopping 1000 degrees F.
Here's a promising forecast from the CEO of Acciona Solar Power:
“You could supply the entire US with the sun power here in a little piece of the Southwest,” says Dan Kabel as he strolls beneath a row of trough-shaped mirrors. Mr. Kabel is chief executive of Acciona Solar Power, which owns the $266 million Nevada Solar One project. “As fossil fuel costs rise, this plant is unaffected. “If America doesn’t do this, if we don’t install many more of these clean solar-power systems, we’ll just end up seeing a lot more fossil-fuel plants instead.”
Rest of the article is HERE