The Potential of Solar Power

Megawatt-generating solar power plants are springing up in the southwestern United States. Could now barren desert lands turn into a major source of energy? As more individuals add solar panels to their homes and businesses, how much energy will solar technology be able to provide?

Guests:

Frederick Morse, senior advisor for the U.S., Abengoa Solar

David Mills, chairman, founder and chief research officer of Ausra Incorporated

Mark Mehos, program manager of Concentrating Solar Power Program, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory

A Bright Future for Solar Energy?

Solar power is often offered as one of the most promising forms of renewable energy. How effective can solar power be, and how close is the solar power industry to being able to deliver on the promise of the technology?

Guests:

Rhone Resch, president of the Solar Energy Industries Association

Evan Schwartz, writer and producer of NOVA's Saved By the Sun; author of Juice: The Creative Fuel That Drives World-Class Inventors

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