27 Jul '11, 7pm

Mixed Greens: Demi Moore’s Law, Poland Goes Nuclear, Softbank Goes Solar: There is no Moore's Law for solar, b...

Mixed Greens: Demi Moore’s Law, Poland Goes Nuclear, Softbank Goes Solar: There is no Moore's Law for solar, b...

There is no Moore's Law for solar, batteries or wind. Moore's Law -- the observation that chips get cheaper and faster at the same time at a regular, rapid rate -- is a result of the ability of engineers to shrink the size of semiconductors. I once asked Gordon Moore why it worked so well. In part, we got lucky with silicon, he said. Green technologies, however, do benefit from what we like to call Moore's Lite . That is, the performance of solar panels and batteries gets better over time and prices drop, but not nearly as fast and not nearly as predictably. Look at solar modules. Prices slid in 2008 because of a one-time economic cataclysm and an overabundance of silicon, not because of the work of engineers. The question has been what to call this cost/performance continuum in a way that's memorable but doesn't oversell the benefits. Moore's Lite sounds like a beer -- a ...

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