Solar Panels, Sunflowers, and Subsidies

Solar Panels, Sunflowers, and Subsidies

Susan Cosier
Published: 10/02/2012

“In alternative energy, no one expects every gamble to pay off due to the staggering capital costs and long lead times associated with manufacturing new technologies. The federal government's inconsistent commitment to promoting alternative energy has only complicated the picture,” reported Reuters in August.


Still, it’s heartening to see that technologies continue to improve, like Jiang’s advancement shows, despite the political issues surrounding funding. 

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