The Solar Singularity: A Status Report on the Global Clean Energy Transition

By [email protected] The U.S. and the world have been on an impressive path to a mostly renewable electricity system over the last few decades.

I’ve labeled the point at which solar becomes the cheapest default power source — backed up with energy storage to firm the solar — as the “Solar Singularity.” It’s an homage to Ray Kurzweil’s ideas on the exponential growth of information technologies.

I wrote a book, Solar: Why Our Energy Future Is So Bright, in 2014, focused on the Solar Singularity concept and how we seem headed inexorably for that happy future. I’ve published a couple of annual updates so

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