Google Green Energy Czar geeks out on solar thermal
Google Green Energy Czar (real title) Bill Weihl sat down with Reuters to talk about Renewable Energy Less Than Coal – the company’s plan to make affordable clean energy. Google started off trying to green up its own computer operations and then launched this save-the-world effort, which includes some investment in renewable energy startups and the work by a Google team.
Weihl describes that work in the video below, saying that the chances of successfully creating clean energy at less than coal prices – or about 3 cents per kilowatt — had risen from long shot to roughly even odds in about three years’ time.
This is an overview of Google efforts (that’s me asking questions):
And here is Weihl giving a bit more detail of solar thermal work for you wonks (like me):
Video by Peter Henderson/Reuters