University of Michigan researchers created new and lightweight, tilting solar cells that can track the sun and absorb more energy--as an improvement upon the conventional, very weighty panels that are too heavy for most people's roofs. They were inspired by the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting.
Well, that's wishful thinking. But one new study has outlined how the entire United States, all 50 states, can successfully transition to renewable energy by the year 2050.
Japan may soon be getting a little wider if its solar power industry has anything to say about it. With the island country short on landmass, renewable energy companies are making plans to extend Japan's coasts with massive and interlocking barges of solar panels.