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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

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…

The World Is Facing A Solar Panel Waste Problem

Jul 30, 2020 at 15:00 | Irina Slav

Solar panel installations hit a total 629 GW last year--an increase of 12 percent from 2018. It was also a lot—really a lot—of panels. And in a few years, these panels…

Tesla’s Solar Bet Could Be A Game-Changer For U.S. Renewables

Jun 24, 2020 at 11:44 | Haley Zaremba

Last year EV news site Electrek reported that, according to Elon Musk, “the company’s energy division, Tesla Energy, is becoming a distributed global utility and it could eventually…

New Solar Breakthrough Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

Jun 11, 2020 at 13:14 | Irina Slav

Plants and their ingenious way of turning light and air into fuel have been an inspiration for many scientists. Now, photosynthesis has made the basis for a possible…

India’s Solar Power Industry Is Hurting From Covid-19

Jun 05, 2020 at 16:26 | Ag Metal Miner

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on India’s solar power program. According to a new report from ETEnergyWorld, India was able to…

Oil Crash Puts Texas Solar Boom At Risk

May 13, 2020 at 12:31 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The oil price crash struck right in the heart of the U.S. oil industry, Texas, where firms are curtailing production to ride out…

The Next Perovskite Solar Breakthrough Could Give Us Endless Energy By 2025

May 01, 2020 at 15:02 | Alex Kimani

Harnessing the motherlode of the sun’s power is almost within our reach.  The sun, our primary source of energy, bathes our Blue Planet in more solar energy than we can…

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