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With catalysts created by an MIT chemist, sunlight can turn water into hydrogen. If the process can scale up, it could make solar power a dominant source of energy.
The Chinese solar giant is in deep trouble, but even its collapse wouldn’t be enough to stabilize a massively oversupplied market.
Utilities are using the sun’s heat to boil water for steam turbines.
Advances like GE’s new hybrid wind turbines could make renewable energy more practical.
A new roof-mounted system that concentrates sunlight could cut the price of photovoltaics.
A solar-powered reaction turns a greenhouse gas into a valuable raw material.
Reducing labor costs could help make solar power more affordable.
The federal government is about to spend billions of dollars on renewable energy. In Part II of our series on the federal
stimulus bill, we look at the impact the spending will have on the future of solar power.
Saudi Arabia’s newest purification plant will use state-of-the-art solar technology.