Or are solar cells too polluting to manufacture? – Solar power may serve all the energy needs of people on earth in the future, BUT manufacturing solar cells may release more hazardous pollution than fossil fuels would.
In LiveScience.com, Robin Lloyd talks about Ray Kurzweil, who predicted the fall of the Soviet Union and the success of the internet. Now he’s predicting that solar energy will be the next major power source. Lloyd quotes Kurzweil as saying he is “confident that we are not that far away from a tipping point where energy from solar will be [economically] competitive with fossil fuels.”