A new material is being developed by the U.S. Department of Energy that could turn your windows into solar generators. The use of carbon atoms composed into a material called Fullerenes is responsible for producing solar energy when applied to polymer. The revolutionary material isn’t ready for commercial use, but is recognized as a worthy product for environmental improvement.
Solar Trust of America recently received the green light from the United States Department of Interior to build the largest solar power station in the world. The project will be built on over 7,000 acres of the Mojave Desert, and will be run by four independent plants that will produce 250 megawatts of power each. The project is expected to create over 1,000 jobs and will financially support 8,000 acres of land for wildlife that may be affected by the build.
Singapore has plans to open a $2.5 billion solar facility that will train over 2,000 specialists over a 5-year period. The clean energy initiative plans to be a major source of growth for the economy of the city, and hopes to gain high-quality investors in research and development sectors. Highly trained specialists will drive this initiative expected to generate 1,700 jobs.