Posts tagged: Moore’s law

Robot-Installed Solar Panels Cut Costs by 50%

Solar panels are obeying the will of Moore’s Law by getting ever cheaper and more efficient. What’s not getting cheaper or more efficient is the human labor required to install them. This keeps the cost of going solar higher than us duck-squeezing envirinmintl types would like, but robots are busy coming to our rescue by […]

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the price of computing power is slashed in half every two years — which helps explain why personal computers become outdated so quickly.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 […]

Fueling Green Tech with Biology and Moore’s Law

Credit: Joule Limited The best route for green technologies to have their own Moore’s Law of rapid technological progress is by harnessing the steady advances in IT and, increasingly, synthetic biology, investors said here today. Combining different engineering disciplines can breathe new life into decades-old technology and help solve environmental and energy challenges, according to […]