QUESTIONS ABOUT WIND:
1) Will the day ever come, when a majority of residences in "windy areas" have their own wind turbines on site? … Or will it almost always be more economical for wind-generated electric power to come from giant utility-owned wind turbines in commercial-size wind farms?
[I am aware that "windy areas" is a great oversimplification of a quantitatively complex subject — for the purposes of this question, assume "windy areas" to be those towns/cities of 1,000 or more population that fall within the top 25% for annualized wind energy potential of all towns of more than 1,000.]
2) Are current energy prices already high enough to assure, say, a 10- to 100-fold increase in the development of wind-generated electric power over the next decade? … If not, how much higher must energy prices climb, for wind power to make those kinds of gains?
QUESTION ABOUT SOLAR:
3) Will the day ever come, when a majority of residences in sunny areas have a large portion of the rooftop covered with photovoltaic panels? … How much higher would energy prices have to rise, for this to become economically feasible?
[Again, I am aware that "sunny areas" is an great oversimplification of a quantitatively complex subject — for the purposes of this question, assume "sunny areas" to be all areas that fall within the top 25% for annualized solar-photovoltaic energy potential.]
~ thanks for your answers ~