Tag Archives: Solar Power

Why the Future of Solar Power Is from Space

by Kirk Nankivell, SingularityHub

Over seven decades ago in 1941, Isaac Asimov wrote a short story, “Reason” (PDF), in which energy captured from the sun was transmitted via microwave beams to nearby planets from a space station. Flash forward to today, scientists are looking to make that very science fiction dream a reality for Earth.

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Solar power just got mindblowingly cheaper. That’s fantastic news for the Earth

by Eric March, Up Worthy

The sun. Bringer of day. Giver of life. Causer of that squinty face you’re making in your Christmas card photo. And now, perhaps, also the unlikely savior of our climate and planet.

Thanks largely to a major decline in the cost of equipment, solar power has become the cheapest new energy source on the market. Continue reading Solar power just got mindblowingly cheaper. That’s fantastic news for the Earth

The Facts of Light: How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

by SolarCity, SolarCity Blog

We get a lot of questions about solar power. That’s why we’ve introduced “The Facts of Light” — a place where you can inquire about all things solar, and we’ll do our best to get you the answers.

We live in a throwaway society. Even our phones and our laptops — incredibly sophisticated, high-tech and well-designed pieces of equipment — only last a few years before we need to replace them. We might get our cars to last more than 10 years if we can put up with some repairs and diligent maintenance, but, frankly, most things aren’t very durable. Continue reading The Facts of Light: How Long Do Solar Panels Last?