92% of people think we need to develop and use solar power, but less than 1% of US power is from solar. Where are the gaps?
I can identify three main ones, but they seem to be getting addressed more and more by a wide variety of parties — public, private and non-governmental. So, what is left?
Recently, a study by Kelton Research showed that most people think solar is the most important energy source the government should fund and most think they will get solar within the next five years. Nonetheless, only about 3% of those respondents had solar power and less than 1% of the power in the entire US is from solar.
Why the huge gap? And who is trying to fill it?
Major factors seem to be: 1) cost, 2) lack of information, and 3) just the effort it takes to switch from one power source to another.
Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News!
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.
Former Tesla Battery Expert Leading Lyten Into New Lithium-Sulfur Battery Era — Podcast:
I don't like paywalls. You don't like paywalls. Who likes paywalls? Here at CleanTechnica, we implemented a limited paywall for a while, but it always felt wrong — and it was always tough to decide what we should put behind there. In theory, your most exclusive and best content goes behind a paywall. But then fewer people read it! We just don't like paywalls, and so we've decided to ditch ours. Unfortunately, the media business is still a tough, cut-throat business with tiny margins. It's a never-ending Olympic challenge to stay above water or even perhaps — gasp — grow. So ...