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The future of solar power

Solar panels in the Mojave Desert
Solar panels in the Mojave Desert

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While the dry, sunny weather we've been getting in recent years isn't great for our water supply - it could theoretically be a boost for solar power.

For decades, we've been looking to solar as the future of clean energy. But there are still big challenges in achieving those large-scale goals.

A panel of experts will tackle these questions at the Crawford Family Forum tonight

One of these panelists is Harry Atwater. He's the Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology.