by Bobby Magill, Climate Central
Solar power capacity in the U.S. will have nearly tripled in size in less than three years by 2017 amid an energy shakeup that has seen natural gas solidify its position as the country’s chief source of electricity and coal power continue to fade, according to monthly data published by the U.S. Department of Energy. Read more:
by Steve Hanley, Clean Technica
Solar power stands at the precipice of explosive growth, according to Brewster McCracken, CEO of Pecan Street, a research institute located in Austin, Texas, that focuses on the utility industry. He bases his prediction on the economic theories of Everett Rogers first published in 1962. Read more:
by Tovin Lapin, Atlantic City Lab
As the Great Recession sunk its teeth into the U.S., bursting Las Vegas’ housing bubble along the way, MGM Resorts looked into building a large solar array on one of their multiple properties along the Strip. Read more:
by Jamie Ayque, Nature World News
A rest stop along Route 66 in Conway, Missouri will be the site of a new experiment that will create roads covered with solar panels and the starting line for many more solar road projects all over the world.
by James Conca, Forbes
Scientists at GE’s Global Research Center have been developing a better material for use in the solar industry. First discovered in attempts to produce artificial diamonds, silicon carbide (SiC) is likely to replace silica in the semiconductor and solar industries, significantly increasing their efficiency and speed.