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Could solar panels in orbit power the Earth?

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

It may sound like a crazy idea, but the notion of space-based solar power actually dates back several decades, to the 1970s oil crisis.

China is utterly and totally dominating solar panels

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

While China has long been a leader in making solar panels, its now become the largest market, by far, for solar panels.

Solar panels to reach grid parity or better for 80% of the globe by 2017

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

The rapidly falling cost of solar is making clean energy more economical than many people expected.

NASA is Working on Origami Solar Arrays That Unfurls in Space

Posted in Hardware on 18th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

Solar panels are shaped with maximum surface area to catch as many rays as possible, but flat disks are not aerodynamic on the trip to space. A solution is to get clever with geometry.

China Will Install More Solar This Year Than The U.S Ever Has

Posted in Featured, Hardware on 10th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

China added 3.3 gigawatts of solar capacity in the first six months of the year ending June 30, marking a 100 percent increase over the same period last year.