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The following article originally appeared on Bloomberg: This week’s solar storms will likely bring a mix of high-tech technology and heavy rain.
But what happens if the rain is so intense it wipes out all of your solar panels?
It’s the sort of thing that the tech industry has been looking at.
The National Solar Technology Center, a nonprofit research group, is developing a plan to protect the nation’s power grid from the worst solar storms.
A group of companies and researchers is developing the next generation of solar panel technologies.
It’s called the Next Generation Photovoltaic (NGPV) portfolio, and the goal is to improve the efficiency of the solar panels by reducing the amount of energy they consume.
The NGPV portfolio is currently in the early stages of testing.
But it’s already making waves, with companies like Tesla, Tesla Energy and the New York Power Authority (NYPWA) launching projects in California and other places in response to the storms.
Solar panel manufacturers are working on ways to reduce the amount solar panels are used in, and in some cases eliminating them entirely.
“There’s a lot of innovation going on around reducing energy consumption,” says Bill Prentice, an engineer with Tesla, who has helped develop a prototype for a new panel called SolarEdge.
Prentice says the new generation of panels, called “advanced PV,” uses a material called a polysilicon, which is lightweight and strong.
But they also need to be able to withstand high temperatures and vibrations.
Tesla is working on a prototype that’s made from aluminum and uses a titanium alloy that is more resistant to heat and vibration.
The company has a partnership with a company called Triton that’s developing a silicon-based panel, called SolarPower.
Prentice is also working on the company’s first panel that uses lithium-ion batteries that can store more energy per unit of volume.
SolarEdge and Tesla Energy have developed panels using nickel-cadmium-alloy and lithium-air batteries.
If these technologies can be scaled up to mass production, the solar industry could potentially become significantly cheaper.
In a typical year, about $20 billion worth of solar panels goes into the grid, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
That number is expected to grow as the solar energy market expands.
Solar panels make up about 25 percent of the U.S. electricity supply, but only about 4 percent of energy use.
By 2050, solar power will account for about 13 percent of U.s. power generation, according the Solar Electric Power Association.
To address those problems, researchers are looking at ways to create systems that reduce the use of solar energy.
Some companies are looking to replace their solar panels with “smart” panels that can detect what energy is coming and store energy, or “smart grids” that can coordinate power use to ensure that all the energy comes from renewable sources, including wind and solar.
Companies are also looking at using materials like nickel and titanium to make new solar panels.
A company called Rivet is developing an all-new solar panel that could use aluminum and titanium instead of nickel and lead.
This could make it more resistant, and cheaper, to solar storms and solar panels in the future.