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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Is This The Solar Technology Of The Future?

Jul 29, 2019 at 10:08 | Tsvetana Paraskova

While researchers and scientists look at innovative ways to make solar panels more efficient and cost-competitive, others have come up with a solar technology with a bonus—free drinking water.…

A Serious Contender To Lithium-Ion Batteries

Jul 29, 2019 at 09:32 | Irina Slav

Sodium batteries are among the more advanced challengers to lithium ion dominance but, like other alternatives to Li-ion batteries, they have been plagued by persistent problems with their performance. Now,…

Brand New Material Could Lead To Cheaper Solar Cells

Jul 18, 2019 at 13:02 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Scientists may have found a pathway to designing interfaces of hybrid materials that are capable of turning light into electrical currents with high efficiency—a breakthrough that could potentially boost the…

24/7 Power: The Future Of Solar

Jul 12, 2019 at 17:41 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Despite the continuously falling costs of solar and wind power, renewable energy continues to grapple with the issue of storing energy produced from sun and wind when the sun…

Mini-Grid Revolution Could Soon Power 490 Million People

Jun 28, 2019 at 16:49 | Irina Slav

There are currently 840 million people around the world living without electricity. By 2030, this figure will rise to 1.2 billion as the global population expands and electricity grids remain…

Is This The Beginning Of The End For Tesla’s Solar Business?

Jun 20, 2019 at 13:51 | Irina Slav

Tesla held just a 6.3-percent share of the residential solar installations market in the first quarter of this year, falling to the third place for the first time since Wood…

How The Sahara Desert Can Power The Entire World

Jun 11, 2019 at 13:55 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The vast Sahara Desert in Africa is inhospitable to plants and animals, but quite suitable for movie sets such as Luke Skywalker’s desert home planet of Tatooine in Star…

Who Is Winning The Offshore Solar Race?

May 17, 2019 at 10:51 | Haley Zaremba

Solar is one of the most forms of clean energy we have, in a time that emissions-free energy is more important than ever. If the global community has any…

Tesla Starts Price War In Solar Panel Market

Apr 30, 2019 at 09:18 | Irina Slav

Tesla will cut the prices of its solar panels by as much as 38 percent below the national average in a bid to regain ground in the solar market, the…

Solar Stocks Are Booming This Year

Apr 23, 2019 at 12:24 | Haley Zaremba

The solar energy industry is making a major comeback. Solar stocks have been soaring across the board in 2019, and it looks like the solar sector is going to be…

This Canadian Coal Plant Has Transformed Into A Solar Farm

Apr 05, 2019 at 18:07 | MINING.com

The former Nanticoke Generating Station site, located on the northern shore of Lake Erie, has been transformed into a 44-megawatt clean energy facility that hosts 192,431 solar panels across 260…

No, You Can’t Get Paid To “Go Solar”: Beware Of Energy Scams

Apr 04, 2019 at 12:59 | Julianne Geiger

As if the solar industry didn’t already face significant headwinds on its way toward world domination, a Facebook page called Solar Energy Today has promised solar energy tax credits or…

The Energy Solution That Could End The Border Wall Debate

Apr 03, 2019 at 17:38 | Haley Zaremba

Since making his initial promises of a border wall on the campaign trail in 2015, United States President Donald Trump has been pushed to back down on the word “wall”.…

Building The World’s Largest Solar Storage System

Apr 01, 2019 at 13:16 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Over the past year, several companies have outlined plans to build solar-and-storage systems around the world—from Australia to Arizona and to the heart of the Permian oil patch in West…

Rumors Of Chinese Subsidy Cuts Send Shockwaves Through Solar Markets

Mar 21, 2019 at 15:13 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Last year, China sent a shockwave through the global solar market after it cut subsidies and stopped approving new solar installations in the middle of 2018, aiming to curb a…

China Plans To Build Space Solar Station

Feb 15, 2019 at 13:48 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Chinese scientists have revealed plans to build and launch in orbit a space solar station that could capture the Sun’s rays 24/7, Chinese media report. China has already started to…

U.S. Solar Industry Gains 150,000 Jobs In Eight Years

Feb 13, 2019 at 12:44 | Irina Slav

The U.S. solar power industry workforce expanded by 150,000 jobs in the period 2010 to 2018, the latest census from the Solar Foundation found. Last year alone, however, the…

Businesses Bought Record Amount Of Renewable Energy In 2018

Feb 05, 2019 at 16:01 | Irina Slav

Businesses bought a record 13.4 GW of energy produced from renewables sources last year, bringing the total since 2008 to more than 32 GW, an industry report from Bloomberg…

Solar Investment Plunges Amid Panel Glut

Jan 17, 2019 at 12:37 | Irina Slav

Global spending on solar energy declined by almost a quarter last year to US$130.8 billion, mainly on the back of a regulatory policy overhaul in China that led to an…

Is Solar Growth Really Lagging?

Dec 27, 2018 at 09:54 | Haley Zaremba

Solar makes sense. It’s cost efficient, it’s eco-friendly and has no carbon footprint, electricity is generated in the same grid where it is consumed, and the price of installing panels…

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