Solar Energy Is Booming, Here Are 3 Examples Of Its Mass Appeal | Exploring Markets

Solar Energy Is Booming, Here Are 3 Examples Of Its Mass Appeal

Solar is slowly becoming one of the world's biggest trends in energy and business. In the last 48 hours alone these 3 stories have surfaced. Prepare to be mind blown:

1.) A solar-powered plane is preparing to fly around the world for the first time ever:
"The world’s most advanced solar plane, the Solar Impulse 2, was unveiled in Payerne, Switzerland, today. The plane, which has been in development for 10 years, is the successor to a solar plane that flew across the U.S. last summer. The plan is for Solar Impulse 2 to fly around the world next year using nothing but sunlight for power — the first solar-powered plane to accomplish that feat." - Discover Magazine on the Solar Impulse 2

2.) Scientists are using solar power to manufacture more solar panels: 
"Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible." - Daily Fusion on Oregon State scientists who are manufacturing a way to build solar panels with solar energy 

3.) The cost of solar energy is now equal to that of fossil fuels: 

"Exhibit 2 is the chart the solar industry has been working towards for 60 years. Solar is now – in the right conditions – cheaper than oil and Asian LNG on an MMBTU basis. Yes, we are using utility- scale solar costs in developing markets with lots of sun. But that describes the growth markets for global energy today. For these markets solar is just cheap, clean, convenient, reliable energy." - Business Insider writing about a major accomplishment in solar parity