Wind and solar power are land-intensive, a green sin, but not energy-dense, and affordable only when heavily subsidized.
All of which makes them excellent candidates for solar power—even if they are generally not located in the most sunny states.
solar power can at least promise to slide down a cost curve.
And nobody likes the transmission lines that are necessary to get wind and solar power to where people live.
By participating in such efforts, the military is in effect helping to build a market for solar power.
For example, solar power is growing faster worldwide than cell phones did.
Chlorophyll is the miracle-worker of the vegetable world; it makes the solar power available for life.
Mercury does have possibilities—plenty of solar power, certainly; plenty of frozen atmosphere on the dark face.
We thus find the solar power depicted as a fierce warrior slaying his thousands and tens of thousands.