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Originally posted by Yarcofin
I don't feel that solar power will be a viable alternative to conventional power for several years to come... likely decades. You might be able to generate a fraction of the power a household needs and save some energy/money by covering your roof with solar panels. However to power an entire city on solar, you would need miles and miles of fields filled with nothing but solar arrays.
I'm not a solar energy expert by any means though... if you can show me a viable and cost-efficient method of solar energy that would enable a person to get entirely off the power grid, I would be interested in seeing it and even consider using it myself (Say if it will last 20 years before it needs to be replaced, and will cost the same as two or three years of regular hydro). It should also be aesthetically pleasing... no giant black panels hanging off all over the house. Moreso, do you have any examples of cities that have already gone entirely solar?
The entire world cutting their military spending is a hopeful idea, but we all know it will never happen. We've gotten too far into it... the world is now like a gunfight gone bad, where everyone has got a gun pointed at another person's head. If one major superpower steps down and announces it's weakining it's defenses, all hell will break loose.