Solar Power close to economic feasability?

At today’s Financial Times here. My colleague Tyler Cowen isn’t convinced and brings up a mismatch with another of today’s headlines at Marginal Revolution.

My sense is that over the long haul, solar power is the big Kahuna of renewables. But the key technological advance may be some ways in the future–if we can capture solar flux directly in space and the packetize it for delivery here on Earth.

In the meantime, the existing solar capture technologies are all intriguing, from artificial photosynthesis to better photovoltaics.