c, you have some good points. I like new ways of producing energy. I am not into the government funding many things that are new and not proven but I think that the government need to fund solar for home owners only. Lets stop spending 100’s of millions of dollars funding billionaires with there projects. That the government fund home owners will not happen since the electric companies would go down.
But I can say that here in Florida more and more home owners are going solar for there electricity and it works out to be about 75 to 85% of there electricity. They still have to buy some but not much.
Solar has some future but it is still limited by space and battery life. I do thing there has been more advances in solar.
I also thing that the cheaper oil is a good thing for the future of solar since the Chinese are invested big in solar they will have to produce cheaper panels that collect more energy.