The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today approved the California Solar Initiative, a program to install 3,000 megawatts of solar on California homes, businesses, farms, schools and public facilities over 11 years. The initiative is the nation’s largest solar power investment, designed to make solar power mainstream and affordable. It will add clean energy to […]
Archive for January 12th, 2006
Solar arrays work well for generating power in space and power virtually all satellites. Most satellites and spacecraft are equipped with crystalline silicon or high-efficiency Group III-IV cells, but recently satellites have begun using thin-film amorphous-silicon-based solar panels.