The rise of solar energy – VPRO documentary – 2008



Original title: Here Comes the Sun
The sun could easily provide the planet with sufficient energy, if only we are willing to change and to invest in harvesting that solar energy. Even without major breakthroughs we know how to catch the sun’s energy. A piece of desert the size of France is enough to fulfill all our current energy needs. So with all the global warming, the political oil dependency, the energy security problem, why don’t we convert our oil-society rapidly into a Helio-society? In fact , we are doing so; the only thing is you do not know it….yet.

The documentary Here comes the Sun will show that solar stocks are soaring, the desert is our new land of glory, algae in the garden will fuel your car and your roof is a new marketplace for solar real estate managers. Oil companies say that it’s not efficient, too expensive and that it is not going to happen soon. But after having seen this you will know better.

Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2008.
© VPRO Backlight Oktober 2008

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Credits:
Director: Rob van Hattum
Research: Gijs Meyer Swantee
Producer: Judith van den Berg
Commissioning Editors: Jos de Putter/Doke Romeijn
English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson.
French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.

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