A must read for anyone interested in our green future...
"The US has gone from being a leader in renewable energy technology research and development to a consumer of technology designed and produced elsewhere."
First Solar's thin-film technology is able to produce energy at $1 per watt, versus the typical $4. The cost of wind is is considerably less than solar, with the federal production tax credit.
The book talks about many different projects all over the country and about how many jobs we can create if we get our act together. Currently, there are tons of hoops to jump through. Since we don't have a national policy, there are several city, state and county regulations to deal with that vary tremendously.
We definitely dropped the ball on renewable energy in the US!