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.

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  • 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.

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