Sunday, February 23, 2014

Solar Reflections

by Michael Hofferber. Copyright © 1994. All rights reserved.

If all the Earth's fuels -- petroleum, wood, coal, etc. -- were lumped together and burned at the rate the sun emits energy they would last, at best, four days.   

What a bounteous source of power, this sun! Would that I could pry open my truck's gas cap and pump it in: fill it up with light, please!
The promise of solar energy has been homilized since I was in grade school. By now, we imagined we'd be driving solar cars and flying in solar planes. Photovoltaic cells were going to make conventional fuels obsolete.

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Artwork: Frost-Covered White Birch Trees with the Sun Rising Behind.