solar gets real….

Posted on November 8, 2011
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With Julia and her mandate hating comrades in the socio anarchist Labor party delivering us into the hands of chaos with the delivery of this big new tax thingy, it must come as quite a relief to Tony Abbott to find out that solar power is getting cheaper by the day. And we’re not talking razor thin increments here, we’re talking Moore’s law figures, with Solar power prices dropping 7 percent a year and with every possibility of the speed of the decreases, increasing, if you follow me. This is good news for soy bean munching hippy, crypto fascist socialist homosexuals everywhere, but also good news for you and me, freedom loving mainstreamers who want to live in a world that is fresh clean and more or less a temperature we can live in without having the AC on full blast every day. Here’s that pinko commo apologist for liberals everywhere, Paul Krugman to take us through the fine points,
These days, mention solar power and you’ll probably hear cries of “Solyndra!” Republicans have tried to make the failed solar panel company both a symbol of government waste — although claims of a major scandal are nonsense — and a stick with which to beat renewable energy.
But Solyndra’s failure was actually caused by technological success: the price of solar panels is dropping fast, and Solyndra couldn’t keep up with the competition. In fact, progress in solar panels has been so dramatic and sustained that, as a blog post at Scientific American put it, “there’s now frequent talk of a ‘Moore’s law’ in solar energy,” with prices adjusted for inflation falling around 7 percent a year.
This has already led to rapid growth in solar installations, but even more change may be just around the corner. If the downward trend continues — and if anything it seems to be accelerating — we’re just a few years from the point at which electricity from solar panels becomes cheaper than electricity generated by burning coal.
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