Solar panels facing the sun. (Karen Maraj/flickr)
Solar panels facing the sun.
(Karen Maraj/flickr)

The ‘Someday’ of Solar Power

Economic constraints and national rivalries discourage our world from using clean energy. But that’s about to change. 

Solar power’s track record in recent years has been far less sunny than innovators and investors had expected. Since 2011, a number of high-profile companies have gone bankrupt, including Evergreen Solar, Solyndra, Q-Cells and Abound Solar. A general cloud of pessimism hangs over the surviving firms in the industry.

Why is this field experiencing such a slump?

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