Thursday, March 13, 2008

Solar Company Says Its Tech Can Power 90 Percent of Grid and Cars

As we said earlier today, solar is a very dynamic business. These utility scale systems could wipe out the solar photo-voltaic biz.
From Fat Knowledge:

Solar-power-plant company Ausra has released a paper claiming that solar-thermal electric technology can provide 90 percent of U.S. grid electricity, with enough left over to power a fleet of plug-in electric vehicles. The company estimates that such a changeover would eliminate 40 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions with a land footprint of 9,600 square miles, about the size of Vermont (thanks, Kent)....MORE