Thursday, June 12, 2008

The future of solar power

This is well worth reading.

Solar Power to Rule in 20 Years, Futurists Say
Now futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil is part of distinguished panel of engineers that says solar power will scale up to produce all the energy needs of Earth's people in 20 years.

There is 10,000 times more sunlight than we need to meet 100 percent of our energy needs, he says, and the technology needed for collecting and storing it is about to emerge as the field of solar energy is going to advance exponentially in accordance with Kurzweil's Law of Accelerating Returns. That law yields a doubling of price performance in information technologies every year.
See Greenedia for more.

While we're on the solar theme, here's an innovation that mixes solar power and art.
"Solar panel mini power plants created in the likeness of flowers? Why not?...."
Read the article.....

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