Originally aired July 14th, 2010

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The sun is the primary source of energy in our solar system, yet most of the power running through our electric grid here on earth does not come from solar energy - it comes from a multitude of other, often environmentally harmful sources. Solar power currently generates less than 1% of the electricity used in the United States. Will solar provide a greater share of our energy in the future? Should it? If so, how will we reach that point?

The Energy Collective presented this webcast to explore the prospects for solar, discuss which forms of solar power have the most potential, and compare the costs and benefits of solar to other forms of energy.