RE: Solar power

O'Regan, Emlyn (
Wed, 7 Jul 1999 12:34:29 +1000

> On Tue, 6 Jul 1999 05:48 PDT (Robert J. Bradbury)
> writes:
> Even with the competition, personal solar power
> >will become an affordable reality probably sometime between
> >2010-2020.
> >That will gut the power-production industry.
> >
> >
Also, someone recently proposed (was it Mr Clarke?) that cold fusion would become a household phenomenon, and kill the power production industry in the next couple of decades.

Should I be sending an urgent e-mail to my CEO (I work for a network utility)? Quick! Get into pizza delivery, or something, fast!

It's just come to mind that I remember mention of an idea some time ago, to extend the national electricity grids into a huge world-wide power grid, which might sort out fluctuations in supply around the world, make solar power more feasible (the sun's shining somewhere), and create a global electricity market where the countries best placed to produce power would be able to do it. I think it was also supposed to create a magical fairyland where cats and dogs lived together in peace.

Anyone know anything about this? Come to think of it, if anyone does want to know more, and no-one can do any better, I can probably scratch up an electrical engineer or six from this end and get the low down.

Zaps Taps and Craps company man