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As jobs in solar power boom, R&D investment falls

Lucas Mearian | July 14, 2014
Research and development is often seen as too risky by private investors.

"Ultimately, the answer for the future is how low will prices go on traditional technologies?" Jordan said. "If solar/wind, etc. become significantly cheaper than fossil fuels, what is the impetus for new technologies? If so, innovation will focus on improvements on the margins and less on altogether new technologies."

 

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