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When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On
The cost of solar panels is falling rapidly in the United States. And as the panels become more affordable, they're popping up on rooftops around the country. Meanwhile, the U.S. is trying to find better ways to back up its power system against blackouts.
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This air-breathing solar panel stores its own electricity, cutting the cost of
The new device, developed by Ohio State University, is essentially an air-breathing lithium battery that recharges via a built-in solar cell. This is significant, because one of the biggest problems with wide-scale solar power deployment is that you …
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Egregious abuse of (solar) power
The Green Mountain Boys of Vermont are back, and this 21st-century army of renewable energy soldiers is by all appearances fighting for nothing more than personal gain. With warp-speed competitive zeal, this 1 percent band of investors, developers and …
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Why US sun power may have lots of room to grow
Solar power could become the leading global energy source by 2050, according to a recent International Energy Association (IEA) report. And the United States—the world's biggest energy consumer—has a lot further to go in order to get to that point …
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