Doubling the performance of clean-energy technologies every 18 months, as the semiconductor industry has seen with Moore's Law, is a tough goal to hit. But executives from General Electric and Intel say the same technical and business concepts that underpin Moore's Law can play out in green tech, CNET reports. Green technologies are following the same type of cost curve as Moore's Law did in semiconductors, says Steve Fludder, vice president of Ecomagination at GE. In the case of solar, higher volumes of manufacturing of silicon cells have steadily cut costs every year, while newer thin-film technologies pave...

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