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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Biden's Import Ban Could Break The U.S. Solar Boom

Jun 25, 2021 at 12:32 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The U.S. Administration banned imports of material for solar panels from a Chinese company this week as America seeks to eradicate forced labor from its supply chain. 

Is It Time For The Solar Industry To Look In The Mirror?

Jun 25, 2021 at 12:20 | Alex Kimani

Silicon panels pretty much rule the solar energy sector, with more than 90% of panels manufactured using the versatile element.  This is not by…

Are Your Solar Stocks Safe?

Jun 25, 2021 at 11:59 | Alex Kimani

A few days ago, Bloomberg reported that the Biden administration was mulling banning imports of polysilicon from Xinjiang, China,…

Solar Has An Unlikely New Enemy

Jun 23, 2021 at 12:48 | Irina Slav

Wind and solar generation capacity topped new capacity additions in 2020 despite the pandemic, prompting praise from energy authorities and environmentalists, as well as urges for picking up…

Soaring Solar Costs Could Slow The Renewable Boom

May 26, 2021 at 18:03 | Charles Kennedy

This year looked like it would be a … windfall... for renewable energy companies with the advent of the Biden Administration and its massively expensive clean energy push. Nevertheless, solar…

Airports Could Become Solar Energy Hubs

May 12, 2021 at 14:04 | Haley Zaremba

Experts warn that we are running out of time to prevent the worst effects of global warming. For decades, scientists have been warning us that we need to…

Biden's Solar Energy Plan Has A Major Space Problem

Mar 16, 2021 at 13:10 | Rystad Energy

US President Joe Biden clinched the top role last November on the back of a campaign promise to launch the Clean Energy Revolution in the country, with a chief aim…

U.S. Solar Industry Books Record Growth Amid Pandemic

Mar 16, 2021 at 08:59 | Irina Slav

The U.S. solar industry recorded record growth last year despite the pandemic, with 19.2 GW in new capacity added, for a 43-percent increase over 2019, according to a new

How China Became The Saudi Arabia Of Renewables

Mar 15, 2021 at 17:06 | Alex Kimani

Ultimately, energy independence in today's world is an illusion in the era of globalization because the hyper-connectedness of the market makes it impossible. Still, it's a never ending battle cry…

Why Africa Hasn’t Kickstarted Its Renewable Energy Boom

Mar 05, 2021 at 16:11 | Irina Slav

Africa has a solar energy potential of as much as 1,000 GW and wind potential of 110 GW, not to mention 350 GW…

The Pentagon Successfully Tests Solar Panel In Space

Mar 04, 2021 at 15:18 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The Pentagon has successfully tested a solar panel in low-earth orbit as a prototype of potential future power-generating systems capturing light from the Sun and beaming it back as energy…

Australia To Build The World’s Largest Battery

Feb 08, 2021 at 12:04 | Tatiana Serova

What if Australia could display the largest grid-scale battery in the world in two years from now? The company CEP Energy decided to take that gamble, and unveiled, on February…

Big Oil Is Buying Into The Solar Boom

Jan 20, 2021 at 15:47 | Felicity Bradstock

After a difficult year in the oil world, Total is planning to invest in heavily India’s solar sector going into the next decade.  The French company…

Could This Cathode Breakthrough Make Batteries Cheaper?

Dec 11, 2020 at 17:13 | Tsvetana Paraskova

More energy- and cost-efficient batteries will be key to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and increasing the share of renewable power generation as many countries pledge…

Century Old Space Science Revives Solar Power Dream

Dec 01, 2020 at 14:46 | Haley Zaremba

The economic and industrial turmoil created by the novel coronavirus pandemic will forever be associated with the year 2020, but its impact will be much farther reaching and…

Solar Could Provide A Lifeline To The World’s Most Vulnerable Economies

Nov 11, 2020 at 12:49 | Haley Zaremba

Most of us living in developed countries can’t begin to imagine a life without electricity. The most basic things suddenly seem impossible. Imagine just the first hour of…

The 3 Hottest Renewable Energy IPOs

Oct 22, 2020 at 16:39 | Alex Kimani

The IPO market isn’t quite what it was a decade or two ago. Today, more and more startups are opting to remain private or sell out to bigger…

Another Major Breakthrough For Solar Energy

Oct 20, 2020 at 17:00 | Alex Kimani

During America's last election cycle, one of President Trump's key campaign promises was to revive the dying coal sector and bring back coal jobs. But even intense lobbying…

Solar Windows Will Soon Become A Commercial Reality

Sep 11, 2020 at 17:43 | Alex Kimani

Last year, the United Nations sent out a grim warning: The world has a very short 10-year window to act to avert catastrophic…

How Solar Farms Can Coexist With Agriculture

Aug 25, 2020 at 16:49 | Tsvetana Paraskova

One of the main arguments against extensive solar power installations is that solar farms require a lot of land—land that the agriculture industry craves as well. But what if it…

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