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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the price of computing power is slashed in half every two years — which helps explain why personal computers become outdated so quickly.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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Read/Write Daily: Beyond Moore's Law

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (2 years ago)

Today’s theme is beyond Moore’s Law. For almost 50 years, tech has progressed under the dogma that computing power will double every two years. But Moore’s Law is approaching its physical limit. What comes next? Physicist and futuri... Read Post

In Order to Cut Costs, Data Centers Need to Follow the (Energy) Money: Report

Technology : GigaOM (5 years ago)

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

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


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