25 Oct '11, 7pm

Solar Power Coming Into Its Own

Solar Power Coming Into Its Own Tuesday, October 25th 2011 12:48 PM By GetSolar Staff. Since it was first developed by Bell Labs in the 1950s, solar power has suffered from a reputation as more of a novelty than a realistic alternative to traditional fossil fuels. With more than half a century of development from that point, The Associated Press reports that the technology has finally begun to overcome its reputation to break into the mainstream. Early solar installations suffered from two equal problems: their high price per watt and their low efficiency. The two are heavily inter-related with cost ultimately the deciding factor for most people, but the less efficient a solar cell is the more area it must cover in order to produce the same amount of electricity, presenting a range of challenges to early adopters. Over the course of the past few decades both issues have im...

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