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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

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…

Are Solar Windows The Next Big Renewable Breakthrough?

Apr 28, 2020 at 13:00 | Irina Slav

Windows that let in light and produce electricity at the same time: a recipe for a perfect life and an idea as fascinating as unattainable. At least until recently. Making…

U.S. Solar Industry Wants Government Bailout As Bankruptcies Loom

Mar 30, 2020 at 13:58 | Haley Zaremba

Coronavirus is hitting the energy industry hard. First, it instigated a breakup between the OPEC+ countries of Saudi Arabia and Russia, leading to an oil price war which…

China Could Start A New Solar Price War

Mar 05, 2020 at 13:08 | Haley Zaremba

The solar market is becoming supersized, with the size and scale of solar projects soaring and some of the biggest names in the tech industry getting behind the renewable energy…

New Breakthrough Makes Solar Cells More Durable

Feb 14, 2020 at 17:20 | Haley Zaremba

Last month was the hottest January in all recorded history. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), land and ocean temperatures across the globe were higher last month…

Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Solar Power Development In Asia

Feb 12, 2020 at 10:57 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The coronavirus outbreak is impacting the energy sector beyond the depressed oil demand in the world’s top oil importer and key oil demand growth driver, China. Due to factory shutdowns…

New ‘Solar Panels’ Harness The Energy Of Deep Space

Feb 05, 2020 at 11:06 | Haley Zaremba

Solar power is cheaper than ever, it’s ultra-abundant, and it emits zero greenhouse gases. But it’s far from perfect--for now. One of the biggest limitations of solar energy (which applies…

Is This The Future Of Solar?

Jan 03, 2020 at 09:31 | Haley Zaremba

Earlier this month, many of the world’s leading experts and authorities on climate change and clean energy met at the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid to discuss…

Did Scientists Just Crack The Solar Code?

Dec 19, 2019 at 14:19 | Irina Slav

Scientists the world over have been trying to take a space-grade, super-efficient process for creating spray-on solar cells and make it economically feasible--on Earth.  Everyone said it was impossible.  Until…

Solar Energy Could Solve Morocco's Largest Energy Problem

Dec 18, 2019 at 12:13 | Oxford Business Group

In mid-October government officials inaugurated the village of Id Mjahdi, located near the western city of Essaouira. The first of its kind in Africa, the village, which is capable of…

The Not-So-Secret Component In Next-Gen Solar Cells

Dec 17, 2019 at 12:25 | MINING.com

Materials researchers at Estonia’s Tallinn University of Technology partially substituted copper with silver in solar cells’ absorber material to improve the efficiency of the devices. In a study published in…

This Australian Billionaire Just Saved A Solar Farm

Dec 06, 2019 at 14:12 | MINING.com

Australian mining billionaire and philanthropist Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest is said to have come to the rescue of a massive and troubled solar farm in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, by agreeing to invest…

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