Solar panels are manufactured at 2,000˚C, a temperature so high it requires fossil-fuel power. They are also made using rare earth elements, the supply of which has both capacity and political issues. A new and global project is using artificial intelligence (AI) to rapidly create new designs with new materials that can make their manufacture greener and cheaper. The new designs may even bring their manufacture back to your home country, says Cathy Chen of Global Shapers.The World Economic Forum’s meeting in Davos concluded last week, with an agenda that included The Future of Energy. This is the first of three articles Energy Post has picked out for our readers.