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Solar Batteries

My readers know that I have great optimism for the future of solar power. As the cost of solar cells drops, the challenge is to bridge the gap from sundown to sunrise. A recent article "'Major Discovery' Primed To Unleash Solar Revolution" suggests that "MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: [...]

McCain’s $300 million dollar challenge?

I just caught a story titled "McCain call for $300 million prize for car battery". The prize is offered "for the development of a battery package that has the size, capacity, cost and power to leapfrog the commercially available plug-in hybrids or electric cars." There's a part of this that I think is great, regular [...]

A Sunny Friday

A few weeks back, in the March 7 issue of The Week, I read an article titled "For energy, here comes the sun." At first glance, it was good to see that I'm not the only one so enthusiastic, nor the only author of bad puns, having titled my first solar story "here comes the [...]