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  • Is there any precedent for a technology transfer to happen so quickly?

  • Well, you all know about computer chips, but let's take a more mundane example.

  • Uh, cell phones back around 1980, I was in the House of Representatives and I was so excited to buy one of the very first mobile phones.

  • Honestly, I felt that thing was so cool.

  • And now there are more mobile phones than there are people in the world, most of it in developing countries that had no landline telephone grid.

  • And so they could leapfrog and get telephone service for the first time.

  • Well, guess what?

  • There are a lot of countries where the landline electricity grids are not so great in africa and the indian subcontinent.

  • Now we're seeing this instead, solar panels.

  • This one in africa is on the roof of a grass hut.

  • Parents want, their Children have access to the universe of information chilling a developing country, but it has great policy.

  • You talk about excitement.

  • This story gets me excited.

  • At the end of 2013, they had 11 MW of solar by the end of 2014, more than 400 megawatts.

  • By the end of last year, more than 800 MW.

  • So look at what they have under construction this year and under contract to soon begin construction.

  • Yeah, yeah.

  • Isn't that great?

  • I love that 13.3 GW.

  • And there are other countries and many regions in the world that are poised for this kind of breakout, we are seeing a real turning here on a global basis.

  • The world gets more energy from the sun each hour than the entire global economy uses for an entire year.

  • If we increase the fraction of that that we harvest and use productively, then we can solve that part of the climate crisis.

Is there any precedent for a technology transfer to happen so quickly?

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