Apparently there are still some who believe they can produce solar panels and power in the US at a profit. I just posted details at the end of the "First Solar to slash 2,000 jobs article": http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4371200/First-Solar-to-slash-2-000-jobs of a planned Chinese $5 billion investment in Nevada.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.