I thought that I was heading down to Mountain View, California, to check out the unveiling of the Google headquarters gigantic solar power installation yesterday, which at 1.6 megawatts (MW) is the largest installation of solar on a single corporate campus in the U.S. But the size of the array was only the tip of the iceberg.

"Clean energy technology can dramatically shift how we make and use energy for our cars and homes by charging cars through an electric grid powered by solar or other renewable energy sources, and selling power back to the electric grid when it's needed most. This approach can quadruple the fuel efficiency of cars on the road today and improve grid stability." -- Dr. Larry Brilliant, head of Google.org