Bloomberg TV has published a new video on various solar energy facts. Quite good. Though, I think it’s a little fast for most people to get the numbers (but maybe I’m wrong) and the “maximum lifespan” figure for solar photovoltaic cells is certainly off. We’ve already got solar panels in the field well over 30 years old that are operating to factory specs. We don’t really have a definitive sense yet for “normal lifespan” for in-the-field solar cells that are being produced and sold today, of course, but the maximum lifespan is certainly well over 30 years. (Correct me if I’m missing some important caveat here.)
Also, if I were to create the video, I’d of course point out the tremendous amount of money that many people can save going solar, solar’s awesome return on investment, how much cheaper it is than new coal or new nuclear, and more on solar power’s tremendous potential.
Otherwise, though, it’s quite a good video pointing out how much has changed in the solar industry within the past few years… and how much potential there is for the future. Check it out below the screenshot, for which I’d give Michael Graham Richard of TreeHugger a big hat tip:
Here’s the full video:
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