Solar

Big Desert Energy

Wind and Solar Farms Could Make it Rain Regularly in the Sahara Desert

Climate models reveal that renewable energy projects in the Sahara could spark a twofold increase in local rainfall, enabling vegetation to take hold.
Becky Ferreira
9.7.18
2070

Half-Assed Solar Geoengineering Is Worse Than Climate Change Itself

A cautionary tale for messing with the environment.
Rebecca Flowers
1.23.18
alternative energy

DIY Powerwall Builders Are Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes

Who needs Tesla?
Louise Matsakis
8.22.17
"Welcome to miami"

South Miami Is Now the First City in Florida to Require Solar Panels on New Homes

The Sunshine State has been resisting solar energy for years.
Ankita Rao
7.20.17
Space

So Long, Rollable Solar Array, and Thanks for All the Photons

After attempts to repack ROSA into the SpaceX Dragon capsule failed, the experiment was jettisoned.
Becky Ferreira
6.28.17
Walking on Sunshine

Humanity Will 'Touch the Sun' with the Fastest Spacecraft Ever Made

The most ambitious NASA mission you’ve never heard of.
Becky Ferreira
4.8.17
sunny-side up

Farms Are Turning to Solar as Electricity Prices Soar

Solar energy is now cheaper than fossil fuels for many large farms.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
2.22.17
energy

Massachusetts Bill Wants 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2035

This might be a message to the president.
Madison Margolin
1.25.17
Solar

This Boat Will Run for Six Years on Nothing But Wind, Water and Hydrogen

The vessel is a converted multi-hull race boat powered by solar panels, wind turbines, and a hydrogen fuel cell system.
Madison Margolin
1.23.17
LAS VEGAS

All of Las Vegas’s City-Owned Buildings Now Run on Renewable Energy

Cities often convert city-owned buildings first, then try for the whole town.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.11.17
energy

'Swarm Electrification' in Bangladesh Lets Neighbours Swap Solar Electricity

For decades, families had little choice but to use kerosene. Now they’re swapping solar electricity.
Sara Badiei
11.29.16
Power

The Quest for Solar Batteries, the Holy Grail of Clean Energy

Storing the sun is a tall order, but probably the only one that can help us move forward with solar energy.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
10.17.16
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