11 Feb '17, 7pm

3 solar innovations to watch

Late last year, Bloomberg reported on a remarkable turning point: Solar is becoming the cheapest form of new energy in many parts of the world. This headline would be significant regardless of external events. But at a time when commitment to renewables in the United States is in question, the prospect of subsidy-free solar that can outcompete fossil fuels is a big deal. But has solar gone as low as it can go? Solar is a technology, not a finite fuel, so most experts suggest that technology and installation costs should keep dropping due to economies of scale. There are also several researchers and companies promising a next generation of solar products, products that could mark a significant leap in cost, efficiency or adoption. If and when that happens, all bets are off for the future of traditional energy industries. Here are some of the innovations to watch: Perovskite...

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