Photos: The many faces of solar power

Photos: The many faces of solar power

Summary: Solar companies are using a range of techniques to cut the cost of PV cells and make solar electricity more cost-competitive.

TOPICS: Hardware

 |  Image 7 of 10

  • Thumbnail 1
  • Thumbnail 2
  • Thumbnail 3
  • Thumbnail 4
  • Thumbnail 5
  • Thumbnail 6
  • Thumbnail 7
  • Thumbnail 8
  • Thumbnail 9
  • Thumbnail 10
  • Stirling dishes

    Stirling Engine Systems is building large dishes that concentrate the sun's rays to drive a mechanical engine. The company is under contract to build an array of dishes capable of generating 500 megawatts of electricity.

  • FedEx power

    With rising electricity prices, traditional silicon-based solar photovoltaic panels are being used more widely. FedEx recently installed nearly 1 megawatt of local power generation at its Oakland, Calif., airport location.

  • roofing tiles

    PowerLight, which manufactures solar panels, is developing roofing tiles that can generate electricity. The company hopes to build partnerships with building companies.

Topic: Hardware

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories


Log in or register to start the discussion