by Steve St. Angelo, SRSRocco Report:
The U.S. Solar PV Industry will never be able to grow large enough to power the transportation industry. Why? Because the amount of energy needed is well beyond the forecasted growth of U.S. solar power generation. And, it’s even worse than that. Industry analysts are making their forecasts based on rising fossil fuel production… the critical energy necessary to manufacture and build solar power plants.
There seems to be this notion by Americans, that in the future, they will just plug in their electric cars and drive to their heart’s desire. It seems as if no one takes the time to do a bit of simple math. While U.S. solar power generation has increased significantly over the past several years, it is still a fraction of the total energy supplied.