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Solar-Powered Ford Aims to Drive Off-Grid


Solar-powered cars have been little more than a novelty to date, experimental vehicles resembling photovoltaic-laden surfboards designed mostly for racing across deserts. Expensive batteries, relatively inefficient PV energy conversion and the lack of intense sunlight in many places have made sun-powered passenger vehicles impractical. Ford is looking to change that with a version of its [...]

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Can the U.S. Jump Back into the Solar Race?

BOSTON—Back in 1995, when the global market for solar panels was small, the U.S. shipped more than 40 percent of the world’s photovoltaic modules, which produce electricity from light. Today the number is closer to 4 percent. As China, Taiwan, Europe and Japan have dramatically stepped up production of photovoltaics, American companies have not kept [...]

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