Solar Power Awaits Breakthrough

[F]or all the enthusiasm about harvesting sunlight, some of the most ardent experts and investors say that moving this energy source from niche to mainstream — last year it provided less than 0.01 percent of the country’s electricity supply — is unlikely without significant technological breakthroughs. And given the current scale of research in private and government laboratories, that is not expected to happen anytime soon. (New York Times, Monday)

This despite all the government incentives.

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Mandating Renewable Energy: It’s Not Easy Being Green (pdf) by Michael Heberling