The cost of solar panels has dropped to half the cost from 2008, and are 100 times cheaper from the 1970’s. With these sharp cuts in cost, solar panels are becoming a cheaper and more viable option for homeowners looking to save money and energy.
Automaker Ford announces it will join forces with domestic appliance manufacturer Whirlpool to design a low energy consumption home of the future featuring a domestic micro-grid where the family car, domestic appliances and solar panels work in tandem.
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The path for cheap solar energy has been paved, but we can't walk it just yet.
Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a liquid solar cell which they say can essentially be printed onto surfaces of any shape.
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In a keynote speech at the WIRED Business Conference, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said more money needs to be spent on research and development in the field of energy innovation rather than old technologies, making it affordable for developing nations.
Twelve European companies announced Monday plans for the Desertec Industrial Initiative, a $560 billion initiative that would provide energy to Europe from huge solar plants in North Africa and the Middle East.
Google produced 9,810 kilowatt hours of electricity in the last 24 hours from the solar panels installed in its Googleplex. It can power more than 1,000 homes or power 30 per cent of its peak power use in Googleplex.