I don’t want the government picking winners or losers in the energy field.... we tried it - it sucked.
I would love to see our government put resources towards the next energy revolution - thorium. I still believe the science behind the molten salt reactors for this much more plentiful (and cheap) fuel that cannot be weaponized holds tremendous promise. Consider it another “man on the moon type effort.”
I think solar at this point (and in the near future) only has localized and specialized application, but if these things were competitive I would definitely line the southern facing side and roof of my barn with it!