Possibilities in Solar Energy
22 Sep, 2008 10:42 am
The champion of all energy sources is the sun. More energy from the sun hits the earth in one hour than all the energy consumed on our planet in an entire year. In a year more energy from the sun hits earth than all the oil, coal, gas and nuclear power ever consumed in the history of mankind. However, the boom in solar panels will not be nearly enough to limit climate impacts from burning fossil fuels. Scientists say that fundamental advances that are more likely to come from government research are what is needed to fix the carbon emission problem. Yet the electric utility industry spends less as a percentage of revenue on research and development than does the dog food industry. If the attitude is that we have to change the biggest business in the world in the next 30 years this needs to change.