CNET just ran a nice piece yesterday featuring Charlie Gay’s spin on the solar industry over at the Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. (Charlie is the general manager of Applied Materials’ solar business). Behind the phallic backdrop of the Washington Monument, he cheerfully describes reasons why large-scale manufacturing will bring down the price of solar electricity. Instead of huge technology breakthroughs, he argues investments will result in incremental improvements in panel efficiency. Take a look!
Oh, and I made this post while enjoying perhaps the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had in my life. I’m at a café called Crema in Portland, Oregon. Check this thing out:
Last modified: October 16, 2007