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    Sep 28, 2016
    EGEB: Solar Decathlon in Colorado, climate change to cost $2.2T/year, Moore’s Law and solar power, more


    Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

    Solar Decathlon Teams Enter Construction Phase; Readying for October CompetitionU.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon consists of 10 contests. The contests evaluate cost-effective design; innovation balanced with market potential; water and energy efficiency; energy production and time-of-use energy; and communications strategies (link) – Article here is cool. Gives some updates on the teams – best part of article is that it links to all of the twitter accounts for the teams. Also see tweet at bottom of article.

    Moore’s Law: Two economists believe they can make reasonably secure predictions about the future cost of solar powerIn short, there’s no equivalent for Moore’s Law when it comes to fossil fuels and nuclear power. Here the trend has been unmistakable, with the price per unit dropping a very steady 10 percent per year– We got to watch one of those flowing accelerations of Moore’s law with solar panel pricing during the last year. We’re going to see it keep happening because of efficiency gains and further scale. Moore’s Law can sometimes be described as a Learning Curve – the more people you have looking at something, the more answers and gains they will find.



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