Patent filing claims solar energy ‘breakthrough’

This is very interesting, to say the least. I take it seriously because Greg Gordon is one of the best investigative reporters for McClatchy. When a senior journalist with a great track record bites at this story twice in the same day, I can indulge my fantasy that there is a technological solution that will […]

Global solar industry a net energy producer, Stanford researchers find

By Mark Golden Video by Mark Shwartz Stanford News

By Mark Golden

Video by Mark Shwartz

Despite its rapid growth rate, the photovoltaic power industry is producing – or is on the cusp of producing – a net energy benefit for society, Stanford researchers say.

The rapid growth of the solar power industry over […]

Breakthrough for Solar Power – New Fabrication

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Feb. 27, 2013 — A novel fabrication technique developed by UConn engineering professor Brian Willis could provide the breakthrough technology scientists have been looking for to vastly improve today’s solar energy systems.

For years, scientists have studied the potential benefits of a new branch of solar energy technology that relies […]

Feds plan ginormous solar power in California deserts

Mojave desert. Credit:

Sure, we need renewable energy and lots of it but the feds apparently want to have solar power on 19 million acres in the Mojave. This will change the Mojave forever, and not in a good way. Inquiring minds will note that California has mandated 33% in-state renewable energy by […]