This video explains everything about photovoltaic cells and solar panels by university professors and other leading engineers in the movement toward alternative energy sources. It provides an in depth look at our world today and the reasons why we should embrace solar power as the leading electrical provider. With the technology we have today we are able to power the entire country if we switched to solar power.
This video is an upbeat and energetic look at solar power including solar panels. The video also has slides with information and statistics about the ways solar power is already implemented into our world today.
Fortune Magazine talks about Swanson, a 62 year old engineer that gave up a tenured position on the faculty at Stanford to start a solar-energy company in 1985. Since then he has watched other other companies, with inventive ideas and impractical plans, fail. And that’s how it unusually worked in the solar business.
His company, SunPower, was no exception. It lived off research grants and boutique assignments, like making solar cells for a Honda automobile that won a 1,700-mile race across Australia. “We did anything we could to survive,” Swanson says.
Today, like the rest of the solar energy industry, SunPower is heating up. With electricity prices rising, worries about global warming mounting, and the cost of solar energy falling, the business of making electricity from the sun is about to go mainstream in a big way.
A Year to Date review of the California Public Utility Commissions’ California Solar Initiative
Since its passage in August of 2006, the California Solar Initiative (CSI) has been touted as the best solar program in the U.S., and even one of the best in the world. Indeed, the $3 billion performance-based incentive program designed to bring 3,000 megawatts (MW) of solar to California over the next ten years is unprecedented in this country.
“The California Solar Initiative (CSI) program has completed its first eight months in businessâ€”and the results are in. Some of the early achievements of the program are impressive, like the 140 MW of non-residential reservations, the acceptance of performance based incentives by non-residential consumers and the rise of third party financial companies.”