Even doing the math in terms of land use required is enough to show how unworkable the idea would be. And that's not even getting into the question of electricity costs, the No. 1 issue to electricity consumers.
Steve Sexton, assistant professor of public policy and economics at Duke University, explains in The Wall Street Journal how California regulators used bad numbers to force a very bad policy on consumers.
America is leading the world in reducing emissions, thanks to the operation of the free market, especially through the fruits of the entrepreneurial genius and risk-taking that combined horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal today about GenX use in solar panels. State policies have heavily incentivized and promoted solar energy facilities without even requiring reclamation bonding for the sites.