08 Jul '15, 7am

Mirrors, pods, printed panels: Solar innovation heats up

When it comes to solar energy, much of the emphasis of late has been on declining prices. And with good reason; the closer to cost parity with fossil fuels, the more likely solar adoption is to accelerate. But in addition to all of the activity around solar business models and financing mechanisms, underlying solar technologies also remain a major point of interest. From streamlining manufacturing processes to decreasing environmental impacts or simply trying to make it easier to generate power from the sun, a slew of companies are in the business of solar innovation. Among the solar technologies on the horizon: Solar windows ; spray-on solar; and solar panels that dissolve in water after their useful life. The hard part, as is so often the case when it comes to new technology, is making a solid business case and scaling new solutions. Here's a glimpse of how three specifi...

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