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Submission + - 10 more years to competitive solar power?

An anonymous reader writes: Despite oil prices that hover around $100 a barrel, it'll take at least 10 or more years of intensive R&D to cut the cost of solar energy to levels competitive with petroleum. So says Harry Gray, founding director of the Beckman Institute at CalTech and principal investigator at the Caltech Center for Sustainable Energy Research (CCSER). He's delivering that grim assessment today at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

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