Tag: Solar Energy

Can Africa fully utilize renewable energy?

The African course of development does not have to follow the established order. According to several reports, there is huge potential for renewable energy across the continent. African countries can jump over relying on fossil fuels and going straight to clean energy that is now cheaper and more readily available than ever before. The continent… Read More

Solar Roadways: The Way Of The Future

It is a hot summer day, and the sun is relentlessly beating down on the asphalt roadways, making being stuck in traffic that much more unbearable. What if that hot roadway had a purpose other than collecting heat? What if they roadway collected that heat and converted it into useful energy? That is why researchers… Read More

Photovoltaic Technology: Past and Future

In the spring of 1953, research scientists Gerald Pearson, Daryl Chapin and Calvin Fuller toiled away inside the Bell research laboratory. While researching the applicability of silicon for use in electronics, Pearson fortuitously created a silicon solar cell that was significantly more efficient than prior solar cell creations using selenium. Chapin and Fuller improved upon… Read More

Pioneers in Social Entrepreneurship: Billy Parish

Writer’s Note: This article is the third article in a series that focuses on individuals who have made a contribution through business or non-profit endeavors that focus on improving the quality of people’s lives.   It is not common for a person to drop out of Yale, especially of their own volition. With 98% of students… Read More

Why Has Tesla’s Stock Grown So Rapidly, And Will it Continue To Rise?

As of today, the stock price for Tesla Motors Inc has increased 623 percent over the past 12 months. This type of increase is unparalleled in the automobile industry in at least 20 years, according to reports. In this year alone, while GM and Ford have both experienced losses, Tesla’s stock has risen by an… Read More