“Solar power holds the theoretical potential to solve all the world’s energy problems. For example, in just one hour the sun shines enough light on the earth to power the world for a year.
The problem is harnessing this nearly limitless, clean, and renewable power when and where we need it. I recently wrote about Japan’s innovative efforts at solar space-based power. This article brings the concept of solar breakthroughs down to earth and looks at two exciting technologies that could allow solar power to come into its own as a practical future power source.”