Hi Everett, welcome to the Blackvault. I fully agree that renewable engery is a good thing. I was trying to describe the pros and cons. Wind and solar both have their and vantages and disadvantages. They are both clean, and free, we are just tapping what is around us everyday. solar obviously the demands of power are more during daytime, so solar is a great source for daytime demands. Many plants have storage systems so that after dark some of the sunlight produced energy, is stored and actually produces electrical during night. Wind also very clean is only good where areas produce notorious winds, for instance near where my daughter lives in the lower Mojave desert. Our desert in California has what we call low desert, and what we call high desert. Lower is about sea level, and adjoining 8000 ft. mountains make perfect wind conditions. High desert is all about 3000 ft level, also has places with the same adjoining mountains causing natural wind conditions, but also subject to different rain and snow, than the lower regions. The wind farms have a few cons, one of which is the affect on wildlife birds, in addition to the very vast and large footprint, where thousands of wind towers are scattered over very large geographical areas. however because of the severe winds, these area are usually in places people do not build it, due to the conditions, they are not desirable for that use. Many just regard it as desert wasteland, however, if you know about our deserts, they are unique ecosystems, that are fragile and also like no others on earth. So the preservation of those areas is a large issue. Big solar plants also have a large footprint but not nearly as vast as the wind farm land required. I would guess the Barstow solar plant might take a a few sq miles, where the wind farms near Palm Springs California, extend at least 5 miles along the highway, and reach at least 3 miles on either side as you drive past them. 5x6= 30 sq miles at least, but the field could be even larger. Consequently they both have good and bad parts to them, but I am all for both of them. At this time both are not real cost effective yet, but many people in California install home solor panals on their roofs.