Can MIT’s Solar Revolution create nuclear power’s replacement?

MIT, Chesonis Foundation announce solar revolution

Goal: Bring the sun’s power to the people

April 22, 2008

Promising to transform solar power from a “boutique” option to an affordable, dependable, mainstream energy solution, MIT and the Chesonis Family Foundation today launched a “solar revolution” with the ultimate aim of making solar energy America’s primary carbon-free fuel.

The Solar Revolution Project (SRP), funded by a $10 million gift from the Foundation, will explore new materials and systems that could dramatically accelerate the availability of solar energy. The SRP will complement and interact closely with other large solar projects at MIT, creating one of the largest solar energy clusters at any research university.

The Chesonis gift will allow MIT to explore bold approaches that are essential for transforming the solar industry. Specifically, it will focus on three elements –capture, conversion and storage — that will ultimately make solar power a viable, near-term energy source.

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One response to “Can MIT’s Solar Revolution create nuclear power’s replacement?

  1. I do wish that everyone will jump on the solar power bandwagon. This is something we all can do for ourselves at home… right now! Even if you rent you can remove some of the electrical burden for your home.

    Do-It-Yourself solar panels are simple to make and cost as little as under $200 per panel. There is no need to wait for the bureaucrats to figure out how they intend to set up and deliver solar power to our homes.

    Let’s not wait. Let’s get started now and cut down and maybe even eliminate the power companies from our lives and return to truly green living.

    Spinthyme

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