Why Investing in Solar Energy Is Attracting the Big Boys

Besides its environmental advantages, solar power has always had one great benefit: It's hyper local. Solar panels make it possible to generate electricity on-site, precisely where it's needed. Like a portable generator powered by the sun, solar energy promises power wherever the sun shines.

What began as backup to more conventional grid-networked sources of power has quickly blossomed into a separate profit center.

And a blockbuster acquisition announced earlier this month is about to make investing in solar energy a lot more appealing. Full Story