Solar power’s limitation

The Heartland Institute has a review of The Solar Fraud: Why Solar Energy Won’t Run the World by Howard Hayden. “For decades, there have been delirious proclamations that the world would soon run on solar energy. Those statements always have sounded too good to be true … and, sure enough, they always have been false.”

Book and review also looks at how wind power and hydrogen won’t be the only answer either. Much of the push to alternative fuels lately is based on tax incentives rather than costs. “Hayden makes it clear that if wind were a viable power source, utilities would be champing at the bit to use it. Utilities use every technology available to cut their fuel costs; they would gladly use photovoltaic and wind turbines if they were economical.”

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