Posts Tagged ‘solar panels’

  • Everyday economics: how lighting homes in developing nations helps human capital

    Pepsi Light Has a Whole New Meaning

    Apr 17, 15 • 392 Views • No Comments

    Human capital in developing nations is benefiting from inexpensive lights made from plastic soda bottles that also are connected to solar powered batteries......  [read more]

  • Renewable energy and conventional energy at odds

    Creative Destruction: Solar Wars

    Sep 25, 13 • 780 Views • No Comments

    Can we compare the original AT&T and the electric power industry? Until 1982, AT&T had a phone system monopoly. Not even imagined, cell phones did not exist. Instead almost everyone received phone service from one company. Called a natural monopoly,......  [read more]

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    High and Low Energy Markets

    Feb 6, 12 • 368 Views • No Comments

    Let’s rewind to 2008 for a moment. At $13 per thousand cubic feet, the price of natural gas was soaring. Close to $91 a barrel, the price of oil was exceeding recent highs. Selling for more than $200 per kilogram, even the price of the silicon used to......  [read more]

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    Solar Panel Problems

    Sep 2, 11 • 408 Views • No Comments

    We could call it a double pay-off. Subsidized by stimulus spending, Solyndra could create jobs and develop “green” technology. But it did not work out that way. According to the Washington Post and the NY Times, solar panel maker Solyndra got a......  [read more]