Stay Current: Our Top Solar Links

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We’re all about saving you energy, so we’ve rounded up the latest in solar so you don’t have to.

The way humans get electricity is about to change forever, Bloomberg Business writes, citing six shifts – the top three being solar – that will transform markets over the next 25 years.

The New Yorker takes a deep dive into solar energy and its strong future growth prospects in “Power to the People: Why the rise of green energy makes utility companies nervous”, including some comments SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive made while standing on an Arizona roof.

The latest buzz in the information technology industry regards “the Internet of things,” but realizing that vision will require extremely low-power sensors that can run for months without battery changes or extract energy from the environment to recharge. MIT researchers are helping to bridge that gap with their work on a new ultralow-power circuit that improves the efficiency of energy harvesting to more than 80 percent.

Images from NASA’s Earth Observatory show that China’s first large-scale solar power station has grown threefold since construction began in 2009.

In Senegal, the government and the nonprofit sector plan to build thousands of eco villages using solar power, according to the International Business Times.

The Copenhagen International School will be open to the public and will house one of the largest “building-integrated solar power plants in Denmark,” according to PSFK Labs.

VOX details the five biggest challenges that solar and wind pose to the grid and the solutions to such challenges.

Finally, Forbes looks at the ongoing dispute between utility companies and solar energy supporters in Florida over who can sell power to consumers.

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