GE Solar Innovation: Harnessing the power of the sun

GE Solar Innovation: Harnessing the power of the sun

April 27, 2011 at 02:04am

GE is turning the world’s oldest energy resource into its newest one through their latest solar panel innovation.

Have you ever thought about just how powerful it really is or the potential scale of what it can do for us? Watch this video and find out how much energy the sun can produce and what it means for our future.

GE has achieved the highest-ever reported efficiency for cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film solar panels making it part of a major push toward making solar available and affordable on a large scale. CdTe is a crystalline compound formed from chemical elements cadmium and tellurium that used to make solar cell material.

While GE’s focus is primarily on rolling out solar technology so that it’s feasible for utilities to adopt, the uses of solar are limitless. The latest installment of The GE Show, an online series that examines large-scale issues and explains what’s being done to solve them, just launched and takes a closer look at the possibilities — from solar airplanes to stadium roofs to solar-powered artificial plants that mimic real ones! You can check out the full edition of the show here.

Question to ponder: Is solar energy the answer to the world’s energy needs?

Read more:

GE Reports: From Solar Pyramids to Sun Planes
The GE Show: 10 Episodes
GE Energy Overview

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