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The Future of Solar Energy: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study

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Reja Amatya, Fikile Brushett , Andrew Campanella, Gökşin Kavlak, Jill Macko, Andrea Maurano, James McNerney, Timothy Osedach, Pablo Rodilla, Amy Rose, Apurba Sakti, Edward Steinfeld , Jessika Trancik, Harry Tuller
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This study, published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, describes the current state of U.S. solar electricity generation, the several technological that have been and could be followed to convert sunlight electricity, and the market and policy environments the solar industry has faced. This study goes on to assess solar energy's current and potential competitive position and to identify changes in U.S. government policies that could more efficiently and effectively support the industry's robust, long-term growth.