Concentrated solar power

by Dave

The governments of India and Brazil (with 275 to 300 days of sunshine coming down on most places in these countries) should seed a fund – say with $50 billion from their wealth reserves, to jumpstart an Apollo program for low-cost solar.

via Salon News
CSP makes use of the most abundant and free fuel there is, sunlight, and key countries have a vast resource. Solar thermal plants covering the equivalent of a 92-by-92-mile square grid in the Southwest could generate electricity for the entire United States. Mexico has an equally enormous solar resource. China, India, southern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Australia also have huge resources.