[ExI] solar is looking better all the time: was RE: Efficiency of wind power

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 18:26:39 UTC 2011

On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 8:31 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 02:28:50PM +0930, Emlyn wrote:
>> 2011/4/7 spike <spike66 at att.net>:
>> Ray K recently put forward a timeframe of 20 years until the world is
>> 100% solar, based on current doubling time of uptake. Certainly, in 20
> Unlike Moore's law, making solar cells smaller doesn't double
> the power. The opposite, in fact.

Just to be crystal clear... Ray K's application of the Law of
Accelerating Returns is to the Price of a Watt of Solar Panel, not to
it's size. The period of halving the price is estimated at around 3


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