According to Moore's Law, the price of computing power is slashed in half every two years — which helps explain why personal computers become outdated so quickly. But now, as Paul Krugman at The New York Times notes, the solar energy industry is experiencing a similar trend. The price of producing solar power continues to fall — thanks to technological improvements and heavy subsidies in countries like China — and this onetime punchline of an energy sector continues to expand.
Here Comes the SunPaul Krugman, November 6, 2011 (NY Times)"…Moore’s Law — in which the price of computing power falls roughly 50 percent every 18 months — has powered an ever-expanding range of applications, from faxes to Facebook…... Read Post
Here’s another way to cut down on the cost of running a data center: Track and chase global energy prices. Moving computing power across multiple data centers to find the cheapest energy prices at any given time and place could end ... Read Post