Solar Costs Are Hitting Jaw-Dropping Lows in Every Region of the World
This may sound a little repetitive, but it's impossible to ignore: The decline in solar costs is not slowing down. GTM Research expects a 27 percent drop in average global project prices by 2022, or about 4.4 percent each year. Those improvements are not limited to the U.S. They are occurring globally, and in some cases resulting in even sharper price declines than those America is experiencing. More

Panasonic Pushing Solar Roofs for Electric Cars 
If you need an easy way to add some juice to an electric car's battery pack, why not just put a solar panel on the roof? It seems like a fairly straightforward idea - yet solar roof panels haven't reeky taken off for EVs. But Panasonic is still optimistic about this feature. "Car roofs have the potential to become a new market for solar panels," Shingo Okamoto, Panasonic general manager in charge of solar rook panels, said in a recent interview with Bloomberg.  More

New Technology Will Enable Properties to Share Solar Energy 
In the UK alone, some 1.5 million homes are equipped with solar panels, and it has been estimated that by 2020 the figure could soar to 10 million, with the prospect of lower energy bills for consumers and massive reductions in CO2 emissions. Now, a University of Huddersfield researcher is developing new technologies that could enable clusters of houses to share their solar energy, rather than simply exporting surplus electricity to the national grid.  More

A New "Solar Paint" Lets You Transform Your Entire House Into a Source of Clean Energy
Powering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives. Some government programs help homeowners with the financial burden of equipping their residences with energy-generating solar panels, and Elon Musk's Tesla has developed roofing tiles that double as solar panels to give solar power generation an aesthetic boost.  More

Indian Railways To Install Solar Panels Atop 250 Trains  
The Indian Railways is going all out to reduce its fuel costs and adopt solar power in a major way. Apart from planning large-scale solar power projects and rooftop solar power systems, the world's fourth-largest railway network is planning to install solar panels on top of coaches. The Indian Railways has floated a tender for installation of solar panels atop 250 trains to power fans and lighting systems.  More

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"We need to invest dramatically in green energy, making solar panels so cheap that everybody wants them. Nobody wanted to buy a computer in 1950, but once they got cheap, everyone bought them."

 -Bjorn Lomborg

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