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The shrinking cost of solar energy: By the numbers

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the price of computing power is slashed in half every two years — which helps explain why personal computers become outdated so quickly.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.
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Transcending Moore's Law: Is This the Most Important Chart in the Technology Business?

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (5 years ago)

Moore's Law, the observation that the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit has doubled every two years, explains the exponential growth in computing power that enables all the innovation we web-heads lov... Read Post

MOORE’S LAW AND NEW ENERGY

Utilities / Energy : NewEnergyNews (3 years ago)

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

Colorado Slashes Cost of Solar Permits

Business & Finance : Edison 2.0 (3 years ago)

The Colorado legislature has slashed the price of government red-tape for permitting solar power arrays. The Fair Permit Act (HB-1199) cuts the cost local government agencies can charge customers for permits to install solar electri... Read Post


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