I read this tidbit today and it thought it was great.

From Paul Thurst’s Sun Volt Blog:

“PV [photovoltaics] and all solar energy systems work rather like a marathon versus a sprint. Over long periods of time, large amounts of energy can be collected and used. High energy short term needs are still best met by hydrocarbon energy systems.”

The guy who writes this blog is in solar sales and installation somewhere in Delaware – he’s got a lot of great, sensible, usable information here. He makes a lot of sense.