Sunlight is one of the earth’s most abundant and accessible sources of energy, but solar power is currently being used to meet only a tiny fraction of America’s energy needs. The technical, financial, and political challenges facing the U.S. solar power industry.


  • Alex Daue Renewable Energy Coordinator with the Wilderness Society.
  • Peter Fox-Penner principal and chairman emeritus, The Brattle Group, an international economic consulting firm,former Department of Energy official, and author of the forthcoming Island Press book "Smart Power"
  • Rhone Resch president and chief executive officer, Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Rob Lamkin CEO, Cool Earth Solar

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