What would YOU buy with $456 billion?
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'How about investing $9.1 billion into developing a low cost way of manufacturing multi-junction solar cells?' asked BB1user. 'We would no longer need foreign oil.' Another reader linked to this essay by blogger Dave Jarvis, who argued that the money spent in Iraq could buy enough solar panels to generate 5.6 percent of the annual US electric bill.
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"How about investing $9.1 billion into developing a low cost way of manufacturing multi-junction solar cells?" asked BB1user. "We would no longer need foreign oil."

Another reader linked to this essay by blogger Dave Jarvis, who argued that the money spent in Iraq could buy enough solar panels to generate 5.6 percent of the annual US electric bill.
(At left, solar panels on the roof of Medford City Hall/Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Photo)