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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Dubai To Become Global Leader In Solar Energy

May 22, 2018 at 14:12 | Alan Mammoser

On a recent warm evening in the Dubai desert, government ministers and business leaders gathered to mark a major milestone in solar power, one of worldwide significance. A new phase…

Floating Solar Plants Gain Momentum In India

May 04, 2018 at 16:36 | Ag Metal Miner

There’s a new trend on the solar energy harnessing front in India. Like in China and a few of the Southeast Asian nations, India is seeing a spurt in what…

Rooftop Solar Could Power 75% Of U.S. Homes

May 03, 2018 at 13:42 | Robert Rapier

If you have ever wondered how much of the electricity demand in the U.S. could be supplied by rooftop solar, a new study has the answer. Last month the…

This Discovery Is Changing Solar Energy Forever

Apr 26, 2018 at 10:57 | Brian Westenhaus

Rice University scientists have discovered a novel phenomenon of light-induced lattice expansion in perovskite materials. The lattice expansion cures bulk and interface defects, which leads to an enhancement of…

Saudi Arabia To Fund Giant Solar Project With Oil Riches

Apr 06, 2018 at 16:51 | Robert Rapier

Modern Saudi Arabia has been built on the back of petroleum — an ancient resource that has been stored for millions of years underneath the kingdom. The Ghawar oilfield is…

Solar Attracted More Investment Than Any Technology In 2017

Apr 05, 2018 at 11:42 | MINING.com

Solar power last year attracted far more investment than any other technology, reaching almost $161 billion, an 18 percent increase when compared to 2016, a new study backed by the…

Building The World’s Largest Solar Project

Mar 28, 2018 at 17:27 | Nick Cunningham

Saudi Arabia wants to pour $200 billion into solar to build the world’s largest solar project. The Saudi sovereign wealth fund and SoftBank Group Corp. of Japan jointly announced plans…

Scotland Could Be A World Renewables Leader By 2030

Feb 23, 2018 at 16:33 | Precise Consultants

Here at Precise HQ, there was a moment recently when our shared love for Scotland was threatened as it tried to lure Martin O’Neill away from my beloved Northern Ireland.…

The World’s Largest “Virtual Power Plant”

Feb 08, 2018 at 14:01 | ZeroHedge

After building the world's largest lithium battery in Australia nearly 40 days ahead of schedule, Tesla has announced plans to build the world's largest "virtual power plant" by outfitting 50,000…

Solar Innovation Could Solve Africa’s Water Problem

Feb 05, 2018 at 10:40 | Llewellyn King

Cape Town, South Africa, one of the most beautiful and green cities in the world, will run out of water in April. On “Day Zero” (April 16 by the latest…

New Breakthrough Boosts Solar Fuel Efficiency

Jan 19, 2018 at 17:22 | Brian Westenhaus

University of Twente researchers have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. This involves the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable fuel…

Chernobyl Disaster Site Transformed Into Massive Solar Plant

Jan 15, 2018 at 09:23 | ZeroHedge

Some 100 meters from the giant metal sarcophagus that contains the infamous Reactor Four at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, a new solar project has been built, providing hope of salvaging…

How China Is Killing India’s Solar Industry

Dec 27, 2017 at 11:43 | Ag Metal Miner

India’s solar energy plans seem to have run into a spot of a bother. The Indian government’s target is to boost installed solar power capacity more than five-fold to 100…

The Solar Tech That Is Making Cleaner Oil

Dec 07, 2017 at 12:35 | Zainab Calcuttawala

It’s clear: fossil fuel majors from around the world are preparing to redefine their core competency from oil and gas extraction to “energy” provision over the next few decades. In…

Is The U.S. Solar Boom In Jeopardy?

Nov 01, 2017 at 14:55 | Nick Cunningham

The U.S. solar industry has surged in recent years, accounting for the largest source of new electric capacity in the past year, with plenty of room to grow. However, the…

This Solar Cell Transformation Will Make Self-Driving Cars Safer

Oct 06, 2017 at 16:22 | Futurity

Engineers working to make solar cells more cost effective ended up finding a method for making sonar-like collision avoidance systems in self-driving cars. The twin discoveries started, the researchers say,…

Trump’s Solar Tariff Confusion Creates An Opportunity

Sep 26, 2017 at 16:50 | Irina Slav

The solar sector is reeling from confusion, and stock prices are reeling right along with it. The time it has taken investors and traders to wrap their heads around Trump’s…

Solar Costs Are Dropping Much Faster Than Expected

Sep 25, 2017 at 14:11 | Kent Moors

Back in 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began something called The SunShot Initiative. The intent was to set 2020 and 2030 targets making solar power more affordable in three…

Unusual Ruling Could Impact Cheap Solar Panel Imports

Sep 22, 2017 at 17:16 | ZeroHedge

In a decision that could potentially have a profound impact on U.S. trade policy, the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that a flood of cheap, foreign solar panels is…

Ambitious Solar Project Takes Root In Tunisia

Sep 15, 2017 at 16:33 | Oxford Business Group

The recent submission of proposals for the construction of a new solar park project in Tunisia highlight the country’s potential as a location for renewable energy projects at a time…

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