Economist debates: Solar energy

solar

Can solar energy save the world? Join the ongoing online debate by the Economist to learn about arguments and facts from both sides.

On the one hand there is the argument of Richard M. Swanson, founder of SunPower Corporation, who is a storng defender of the solar energy. More specifically he says: “Photovoltaics prices have declined 50% in the past five years, and plans are in place for another 50% decrease. When achieved, photovoltaics will be among the lowest cost options for generating electric energy.

On the other hand there is the opposite opinion supported by Benny Peiser, director at Global Warming Policy Foundation, who says: “Despite more than 30 years of research, development and deployment, solar energy has been unable to solve the inherent and obdurate problems that make this technology uneconomic for the foreseeable future.

What do you believe? Click here to join the debate!

Source www.economist.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s