solar energy

renewable energy

The US Could Supply 80 Percent of Its Energy with Wind and Solar

It would require an infrastructure overhaul costing hundreds of billions—if not trillions—of dollars, but technically speaking, it’s possible.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.27.18
The End of Oil

We’re a Cheap Battery Away From Phasing Out Fossil Fuels

The chairman of Europe's biggest solar company tells us why Big Oil is facing an imminent threat.
Nafeez Ahmed
7.6.17
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
clean energy

Solar Energy Might Actually Survive Trump’s Fossil Fuel Revolution

A new report from The Solar Foundation paints an optimistic outlook for solar energy under President Trump.
Sarah Emerson
2.8.17
energy

This Is Why Solar Windows Have Yet to Become Popular

They're just not as efficient as solar panels yet.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.26.16
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
Florida

This Is the First City in Florida to Commit to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

St. Petersburg’s location on the western coast of Florida makes residents aware daily of the impacts of climate change.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.22.16
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
Florida

Florida Voted Against A Controversial Solar Energy Bill

The amendment would allow power companies to charge solar customers to pay back the money they saved.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
10.14.16
atlantic

A Solar-Powered Plane Has Completed the First Ever Trans-Atlantic Flight

Si2 has arrived in Europe after 71 hours and 8 minutes of flying over the Atlantic Ocean.
Emiko Jozuka
6.23.16
Australia

Meet Horizon, the Only Canadian Car in This Year's World Solar-Powered Race

The team estimates it will take their car six days to reach the finish, but in previous years, teams have done it in as little as four.
Matthew Walthert
10.19.15
News

It's Official: SpaceX Is Building Elon Musk's Hyperloop

The hyperloop will launch passengers down a pressurized tube at 760 miles per hour.
Jason Koebler
6.15.15
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