23 Nov '11, 6pm

Google Pulls the Plug on Its RE

"Over the last few years, we've seen a lot of progress in clean energy," Google said. "We're excited that some technologies are so quickly approaching cost competitiveness with traditional forms of energy in parts of the US and the world. Power tower technology has come a long way, too. But the installed cost of solar photovoltaic technology has declined dramatically over the past few years, making solar photovoltaic technology a compelling choice for consumers. "In addition, we've reached a point in our engineering projects where we're facing new challenges related to our solar receiver design." Then reprising, Hölzle's post, the RE<Cpage said: "At this point, other institutions seem better positioned than Google to take this work to the next level. Therefore, we've retired our engineering work on RE<C and are sharing our key findings."

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/11/23/google-pulls-plug...

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