Is There A Future For Solar Panels In Massachusetts And Elsewhere? | Valley Solar | Scoop.it

Solar panels and solar energy, in general, have come a long way. Back in 1839, the French physicist Alexandre Edmond Becquerel was reportedly the first man to discover that electricity can indeed be derived from sunlight. Fast-forward to this day, and you can now see numerous solar panels in Massachusetts and elsewhere, mounted on top of homes and buildings and powering them up.

The prevalence of solar panels today may hint that today’s homes and commercial facilities are bound towards a predominantly solar-powered future. And some of the biggest electricity producers who rely on traditional fuel—coal, natural gas, and even nuclear—think so. NRG  CEO David Crane strongly believe that solar power can soon turn the tables. But while he believes so, he still thinks conventionally produced electricity will still be around.