I'm focusing on Solar PV here, but I'm also pausing to collect "wind snippets" in passing, some of which bear analysis (e.g., the variability arguments running through it) directly relevant to Solar power.
May, 2013: Floating Wind Towers
Claimed "bird friendly" wind turbine
March, 2013: Wind vs Nuclear
January, 2013: Wind Resource Map
January, 2013: Serious negatives on wind here.
December, 2012: Georgia puts its toe in the water for wind.
The Southern Company makes a play for off-shore wind.
Here's an anti-wind power piece.
Here's a February 11, 2012 presentation on wind power in Georgia.
But see, Texas has jumped out ahead in this area, and it's had some problems.
Check out this Wind Map.
Here's an interest group's claim: "Analysts predict that by 2017, the cost for electricity produced from new onshore wind farms will be lower than new advanced or conventional coal plants. Source: Energy Information Administration, http://bit.ly/lp2udF "
5 GW of wind power in Ireland, and export 100% of the output? That is worth noting.
7/12: 100 TWH of wind power growth per year now projected.
7/30/12: China to remain king of wind power: