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Come now, wind power works perfectly well, but solar electricity is just too expensive except on more of a populist hobby scale.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sat May 10th, 2008 at 10:58:23 AM EST
At the moment and at our latitudes.

But my armchair guesstimate would say that the potential for extracting useful energy from it (at least at subtropical and tropical latitudes) should be greater than for wind - after all, it has one fewer conversions from incoming sunlight to electricity.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed May 14th, 2008 at 12:42:04 PM EST
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It would still be several times as expensive as wind. Not acceptable. But with breakthroughs, who knows? The same goes for fusion...

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:39:17 PM EST
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