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Can Solar-Powered Floating Art Save California From Drought?

Sep 19, 2016 at 15:15 | Tsvetana Paraskova

California’s Santa Monica is home to more than three miles of beaches and fresh breeze from the Pacific, and is one of National Geographic’s top 10 beach…

Record Year For Solar Expected As Installations Surge 43%

Sep 12, 2016 at 10:01 | Charles Kennedy

The record-breaking installations of solar panels in the U.S. continues with an eye-popping 2 gigawatts installed in just the second quarter of this year, according to new…

30 Years After The Disaster: Ukraine Plans Huge Solar Farm In Chernobyl

Aug 09, 2016 at 15:53 | Irina Slav

Energy independence, especially if you don’t particularly like the country you currently depend on, is a very strong motivator for the adoption of renewable energy. Ukraine has recently…

Are Companies Like SolarCity Wasting Taxpayer Money?

Aug 02, 2016 at 14:26 | Matt Slowikowski

Not all forms of energy are equal; electrical energy is more precious, and costs much more than heat or mechanical energy. Companies such as SolarCity are wasting taxpayers’…

Quiet Solar Revolution Unfolding In U.S. Despite Low Oil Prices

Jul 28, 2016 at 15:39 | Gregory Brew

Oil is enduring a tough month, as further worries about the ongoing supply glut and declining demand push prices to their lowest point in three months. Yet as…

This Summer Could Be Good For Solar Stocks

Jun 10, 2016 at 16:07 | Martin Tillier

Solar energy stocks are frustrating investments for many people. They look like a no brainer with low P/Es and a bright future for the industry, but have consistently…

Flower Power Takes On A New Meaning With Pollen Batteries

May 30, 2016 at 16:03 | Michael McDonald

Energy storage is an extremely hot area of the energy and utility markets right now, with new innovations and investment opportunities appearing all the time. Add to…

When Will Solar Overtake Oil?

May 30, 2016 at 13:29 | Robert Rapier

Several years ago, when I was working on my book Power Plays, I spent a lot of time thinking about the future of energy. One thing I…

The End Of The Petro-State Era

May 27, 2016 at 19:57 | Tom Dispatch

Pity the poor petro-states. Once so wealthy from oil sales that they could finance wars, mega-projects, and domestic social peace simultaneously, some of them are now beset by…

Germany About To Make Big Changes To Its Renewables Policy

May 06, 2016 at 12:07 | Colin Chilcoat

On Earth Day, some 171 nations formally signed the Paris climate agreement; it was a mostly symbolic, though meaningful next step. The document now awaits…

This Oil Major Seeks To Drive Solar Innovation At Qatar 2022

May 04, 2016 at 17:32 | Rakesh Upadhyay

After acquiring the second-largest solar company in the world, global energy giant French Total SA is seeking to set up a solar business in Qatar to…

SunEdison Continues Operations Despite Bankruptcy And Lawsuits

Apr 22, 2016 at 15:55 | Michael McDonald

One of the worst keep secrets in the market in recent months has been that SunEdison was in trouble. The solar company is one of the…

The World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant

Apr 01, 2016 at 18:10 | Michael McDonald

Solar Power’s biggest problem is predictably simple – the sun does not shine all the time. To combat this issue, power companies have traditionally relied on…

Even Utilities Are Starting To Get Behind Community Solar

Mar 28, 2016 at 16:23 | Nick Cunningham

Solar energy is rapidly becoming one of the top choices for new electricity capacity as costs continue to decline and generous public policies accelerate tremendous…

Solar Power Is About To Get MUCH Cheaper

Mar 14, 2016 at 16:21 | Michael McDonald

Solar power, like Democracy, stinks. It is costly, converts very little energy from the sun into actual energy, and it mars the aesthetic appearance of many…

Solar Power Growth Soars In Africa

Feb 19, 2016 at 16:53 | Ronke Luke

When His Majesty Mohammed VI of Morocco commissioned the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant on February 4, 2016, long-term advocates for clean energy…

Utilities Just Declared War On Solar

Feb 15, 2016 at 16:32 | Nick Cunningham

Now that solar power is reaching prime time, the fossil fuel industry is doing all that it can to stop its growth. For many years solar…

France To Build 621 Miles Of Solar Roads

Feb 10, 2016 at 14:33 | Michael McDonald

Roads have been mostly the same for a thousand years. Different types of vehicles traveled on them, and the surfaces might have been made with different…

Coal Will Struggle To Survive Australian Solar Surge

Jan 26, 2016 at 17:06 | Michael McDonald

Anyone looking for evidence that solar power is more than just a passing fad need only look at Australia’s newest solar plants. Recently, the country saw two new solar plants…

Google Rolls Out New Service To Stimulate PV Solar

Jan 11, 2016 at 16:26 | Michael McDonald

Google’s newest project to bring people into its ecosystem is an online solar calculator that is supposed to let consumers easily evaluate the costs and…

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