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Pace of Solar Panel Installations to Match Apple's Sales Growth

Posted by Adam Sewall In Tuesday, March 29 2011 under: Solar Industry News, Solar PV Panels, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Apple

I'll be the first to admit it: solar panels aren't as cool as the iPad. I mean, at the end of the day, all they do is turn sunlight into clean, predictably priced electricity, right? The iPad, meanwhile, can do just about everything short of raising your children. (To be fair, I think they're working on an app for that.)

But just because solar panels aren't as cool as the iPad doesn't mean they're insignificant.

Case in point: new analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests that solar-panel installations may grow by more than 50 percent in 2011, a rate that would match Apple's sales growth after the Cupertino, Calif.-based company launched the iPad in 2010.

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Chatter About Solar iPhone, Solar iPad Resumes

Posted by Adam Sewall In Monday, June 7 2010 under: Solar iPad, Solar iPhone, Solar Technology, Apple

Back in January, we relayed news that Apple had in 2008 filed a patent for solar-powered handheld devices. Now, ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2010, it seems the Web is abuzz again with talk of solar iPhones and solar iPods and -- dare I say it -- solar iPads.

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