Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Ray Kurzweil: Cost Competitive Solar Within Five Years

From the New York Times:
...Worried about greenhouse gas emissions? Have faith. Solar power may look terribly uneconomical at the moment, but with the exponential progress being made in nanoengineering, Dr. Kurzweil calculates that it’ll be cost-competitive with fossil fuels in just five years, and that within 20 years all our energy will come from clean sources....

He's definitely an interesting guy, the story is worth a read and the link to the NYT's TiernyLab is worth following.