Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, is putting his wealth to good use. Gates recently announced the formation of a new coalition to sponsor the advancement of technologies that can help people around the world.
The “Breakthrough Energy Coalition,” made up of twenty-eight different billionaire philanthropists including Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Richard Branson of Virgin Group, is setting out to fund the research and development of alternative energy solutions, with a major focus on solar power.
Gates pointed out on his personal blog that the advances being made in areas like solar energy need to be more accessible to everyone. Currently, plans include finding innovative ways to create and install solar panels, store energy and develop new ways to put renewable energy to work.
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