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New technology could tip the balance back in favor of some solar-panel manufacturers outside China.
The approach could boost U.S. lithium production—just as demand is set to soar with increased electric-vehicle usage.
The company had a head start on technology that allows solar cells to be manufactured more cheaply, but lost out to Chinese competitors.
Attacks on the wisdom of loan guarantees could restrict nuclear reactor construction in most states.
Cars that park themselves and automatically convoy with other cars could reduce congestion and emissions.
It seems few consumers want range-extending gas engines in their electric vehicles.
The find could ease U.S. dependence on Chinese supply, but critics consider the announcement premature.