Episode #64: “Harness the Sun” with author Philip Warburg

Matt chats with Philip about his new book chronicling the sharp growth in America’s solar industry. He compares the current reality of solar to wind, which he wrote about in his previous book “Harvest the Wind.” They talk about the fights over tax credits that have supported solar’s growth and the current controversy over Rocky Mountain Power’s proposed trio of fees that would cripple Utah’s solar industry. They talk about the advantages and disadvantages of rooftop solar vs. utility scale solar and conclude by discussing the various ways that renewables “intermittency” problem can be overcome. For more information, check out Phil’s website and his Twitter feed.