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Is Elon Musk out to save world or dominate it? Both, it seems, given today’s announcement that the electric-car entrepreneur and space pioneer intends to build the world’s largest solar panel factory in New York so he can sell you carbon-free electricity to power your home and car in a bid to push fossil fuels off the power grid.

Musk serves as chairman of SolarCity, the nation’s biggest solar installer, which Tuesday morning revealed it is acquiring a Silicon Valley photovoltaic panel manufacturer called Silevo in a deal worth as much as $350 million. The startup claims to have developed technology to make solar panels that produce more electricity at lower cost than those currently on the market.

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/17/now-elon-musk-building-worlds-solar-panel-factory
 

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Brilliant, I love the way he is tackling everything together, the vehicles, the batteries, the charging infrastructure, the energy source.
 

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Brilliant! his head must be spinning! there are some talented folks working for him thats for sure, if we had massive solar arrays dotted around the world we could surely kick most of the fossil fuel out of power generation as long as we could store energy or distribute it to places when the suns not shining, a big task but then so is going to Mars! this is more doable!
 

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Look out, this is how Weyland-Yutani got started.
He's only got 5 years before a sentient Model S bluffs its way into his penthouse on the pretext of a killer chess move and then...
 
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