The economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them. Stanford (us)—a new conversion process could make solar power production twice as efficient as existing methods—and potentially cheap enough to compete with oil the technique simultaneously. Solar energy is the best energy source among the all sources but the problem is it is costly than the other sourcesall the governments should encourage the research and development in this fieldwe as a young people should protect the earth.
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