21. August 2004 · Comments Off on Solar’s Best Hope · Categories: General

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a program to put distributed solar co-generation capibility on the roofs of 1 million California homes:

“This proposal is about smart, innovative and environmentally friendly technologies that will help improve the state’s ability to meet peak electricity demand while cutting energy costs for homeowners for years to come,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “Once implemented, it will establish California as a world leader in solar technology.”

Other solar stratigies have proven far less than satisfactory. The Sun, for all it’s might, simply doesn’t shed enough power per unit surface area of the Earth for any type of centralized scheme to be practical.

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