The current cheapest solar farm is owned by the UAE’s other major city, Dubai, which set the cost record in 2015 at 5.98¢/kWh and then broke it again in 2016 at 2.99¢/kWh. Abu Dhabi’s project crushes those marks at 1.35¢/kWh.
While the six-junction III-V technology underlying these new cells is likely too costly at this time to be put to use in everyday rooftop applications, the new cell has great potential for application in concentrated solar panel arrays.
Leading architects around the world are excited about the prospect of using cross-laminated timber (CLT) to construct the 21 Century’s skyscrapers. They believe new wood technology is not only capable of creating incredibly durable and safe buildings, but can play a vital role in reducing climate emissions and sequestering carbon.
Over the summer Microsoft in Japan tested out a 4-day work week. They reported that their employees were 40% more productive during the trail run of the 4-day work week program.
The plan includes $1 billion to go towards affordable housing investment funds and programs to support first time home owners.
How we consciously and intentionally use competition as a tool for a better world?
We can develop all the technologies we want. But if our motivations, beliefs, and ways of perceiving the world stay stagnant, we’ll still be the same.