Breaking News
News & Analysis

Slideshow: Plenty of energy at Solar Decathlon

10/28/2009 06:00 PM EDT
1 Comment
More Related Links
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
User Rank
re: Slideshow: Plenty of energy at Solar Decathlon
Avagadro   10/30/2009 4:03:39 AM
If you throw enough government money and subsidies into an industry, it will take off, but it may not be sustainable (no pun intended). PV is a long way from grid parity and the payback periods are off-the-chart long unless federal and state subsidies are included. Whatever happened to ethanol? Wasn't that supposed to help with energy consumption? So many places to toss tax dollars!

Top Comments of the Week
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
"All the King's horses and all the KIng's men gave up on Humpty, so they handed the problem off to Engineering."
Like Us on Facebook Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.
Flash Poll