Not to derail Chris' thread on Solar Panel technology and turning it into which "green" energy source is better I decided to make a thread on the technology I see paving the way towards more efficient and less enviromentally damaging energy. IMO by today's tech standards both Solar Panel and Wind Turbine energy are not up to par for breaking us away from the Fossil Fuel Tit, the way to go is Geothermal. Raser Technologies Inc. is a cut above the rest with their introduction of the closed loop, lower temp modular that they have already built in Utah; With alternative energy, sometimes it's as simple as getting energy from the earth. http://www.altenerg.com/back_issues/index.php?content_id=168 The bold section is where it becomes really interesting. Imagine being able to draw energy from the waste heat from an industrial site!