Solar reaches tipping point as cheapest form of electricity

Cost competitiveness in the solar market today takes credit for record 2016 growth, and reports indicate strong demand for utility projects in 2017.


Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates is grouping fellow investors behind a more than $1 billion fund with the primary focus of investing in clean energy innovation. The end game is to fight climate change by fostering research and development on technologies that reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in areas including electricity generation and storage, amongst others.

“Anything that leads to cheap, clean, reliable energy we’re open-minded to,” says Gates, who is serving as chairman of Breakthrough Energy Ventures Fund. He also noted this in his conversation with Trump during a recent phone call.

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