Video: Last Friday, August 13, SPG Solar’s President and CEO, Thomas Rooney, was interviewed on CSPAN’s Washington Journal as part of a week-long series exploring energy issues. In it, he states that the cost of solar is dropping so fast that even in the face of a “12 to 1 subsidy disadvantage,” the cost of solar will dip below that of fossil fuels like gas by 2015. Could we really be just five years away from a solar tipping point?
And as usual, China casts a big shadow in discussions about cleantech, particularly manufacturing. Also discussed are renewable energy portfolios that lack bite, how advancements in batteries are buoying solar, jobs creation and profitability in the cleantech realm.
Sadly, CSPAN doesn’t allow for video embedding, so you’ll have to click here to watch the interview with Thomas Rooney.