So where does the United States Department of Energy plan to invest $31.5 million dollars in solar energy research? You have got it, at solar research institute associated with the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The research is expected to begin about the same time the sun emerges from the East Tennessee winter cloud cover in April. With the largess of the DoE, Solar is becomings big business in Tennessee. Two business's have emerged as leading lights in the often murky climate of Tennessee solar business. They are Wacker Chemicals, - I kid you not - and Hemlock Semiconductor - again I kid you not. Well the plan seems to be to wack us with ineffectual solar power which will have the same effect on us that drinking a concoction made from hemlock routs, and on people who were executed in ancient Greece. Well lets hope that hemlock does not grow on East Tennessee's numerous cloudy days.
Hat tip to Rebecca Roller.