Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Solar Energy Technology is Now More Cost-Effective

In the mid-1970s, at the height of the Middle East oil crisis, the nation's leaders promised a solar power revolution that would ease the United States' dependence on foreign oil and offer the hope of a cheap, endless supply of energy.
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University of Florida professor Jerry Krebs' home.

The solar revolution, of course, fizzled after the crisis ended and oil became relatively cheap and plentiful.

But some forty years later, experts say some of those early promises are actually bearing fruit because of improved technology and lower costs of the systems.

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