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How sub-Saharan Africa can harness its big electricity opportunities

Electricity lifts people out of poverty and improves their health and standards of living. Yet 1.3 billion of the world’s people don’t have access to …

Renewable Energy

Kitty Hawk Flyer is your single-seat, all-electric flying machine

Want to go soaring through the air but lack things like, you know, a pilot's license and an airplane? Startup Kitty Hawk is ready to make that dream a reality with the Flyer, a new all-electric ultralight plane.<p>You may remember Kitty Hawk as a company financed by Google founder Larry Page. The …

Batteries

Cost plunges for capturing carbon dioxide from the air

Pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and using it to make synthetic fuel seems like the ultimate solution to climate change: Instead of adding …

Carbon Dioxide

How solar power could become a victim of its own success

Solar is the world’s fastest growing source of new energy, outpacing growth in all other forms of renewable energy, according to research by the …

Renewable Energy

Nissan home energy system launches in UK

The Japanese carmaker's commitment to green energy extends beyond the garage.<p>Nissan has announced that its new integrated home energy solution is on …

Solar Panels

Dandelion’s new system is designed to popularize geothermal heat

Installing a geothermal system–which brings heat from the ground into your home–used to be expensive and time-consuming. This company, which came from Alphabet’s moonshot factory, wants to make it the way we all warm our homes.<p>If you live in a typical old house in upstate New York–say, a …

Hudson Valley

Designed for a community of tech elites, these tiny homes are 3D printed, run by Tesla batteries, and cost $250,000

About an hour south of Silicon Valley sits the Monterey Peninsula, where you'll find a fledgling community that's being designed as a respite for the region's tech elite.<p>Walden Monterey was founded in 2016 by developer Nick Jekogian, who set out to turn the 609 acre-land into a coastal "agrihood" …

Silicon Valley

How Solar Power Works. How Much Solar Panels Cost.

Want to get solar panels? First steps: How does solar power work? And how much do solar panels work

Solar Power

Couple builds an 'Earthship' tiny home for less than $10K

DIY home builds are never easy, and rarely cheap, but one ambitious couple managed to create a beautiful tiny home for under $10,000. Taylor and …

Design

Solar-powered devices pull water vapor straight out of thin air in Australia

People across Australia may soon drink clean water pulled straight out of thin air. The water will be supplied by an array of solar-powered devices …

LEGO plans to use 100% sustainable packaging by 2025

The FINANCIAL -- Ambitions include replacing single-use disposable plastics and finding recycled or sustainably sourced bio-based materials for all …

BMW unveils new all-electric iX3 SUV with 250 miles of range and 150 kW charging

As expected sinec they have been teasing the vehicle, BMW opened the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing with the unveiling of its next all-electric vehicle: the BMW iX3.<p>The German automaker claims a range of 250 miles of range for the all-electric SUV, which is expected to go to market in 2020 and …

Smart power

Fresh winds are blowing<p>By Tom Espiner<p>In many places in the developed world, it’s taken for granted that at the flick of a switch you can turn on a light, power your washing machine, or turn on your TV or computer.<p>And in most places in the developing world, people increasingly want power, and don’t …

World's Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Can Power 16,000 Homes

The world's largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine will test its wings at an innovative facility in northeast England.<p>The 12-megawatt …

Sea of solar panels turns Mexican desert green

From a distance, it looks like a deep-blue sea has formed in the middle of the Mexican desert.<p>But this is no mirage. It's the largest solar park in …

The world’s top wind turbine can power your home in one spin

Wind turbines are getting bigger. Last week, the world’s most powerful wind turbine rose out of the sea off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland. It’s the …

Brooklyn solar company sees canopies as way for city to go green

Built for New York City’s small, flat roofs, panels can work on rooftops anywhere<p>It’s no surprise that sunny states like California and Florida are considered growth markets for solar power. But a new company believes there’s another, often overlooked, growth market for this type of renewable …

World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks driving on it has been opened in Sweden.<p>About 2km (1.2 miles) of electric rail has been embedded in a public road near Stockholm, but the government’s roads agency has already drafted a national map for future …

Roads

Are Home Solar Panels Worth the Cost? Here’s When They Make Sense—And When They Don’t

From electricity costs to your home's sunlight.<p>With prices falling rapidly, installing home solar panels can dramatically trim your energy bills — if …

Apple Is Now Globally Powered By 100% Renewable Energy

That includes every Apple Store, data centre and office 😲<p>Apple has announced that for the first time ever, the entire company is powered by 100% …

Citizen goes back in time with super-accurate, solar-powered pocket watch

Pocket watches may seem like kitschy remnants of a bygone age, but that didn't stop Citizen from using one to showcase its latest technology. …

Portugal generated enough renewable energy to power the whole country in March – Quartz

Portugal’s renewable electricity production exceeded monthly consumption for what is likely the first time, in March, according to the nation’s transmission system operator, REN.The average renewable generation for the month exceeded 103% of consumption, beating out the last record (99.2%), set in …

Renewable Energy

Tesla Solar Roof Secrets Spilled In Exclusive Interview

Behold, one of the first examples of a Tesla Solar Roof in the wild.<p><i>***Update: Our good friend Alex Guberman had an opportunity to travel to a home</i> …

Microsoft just signed the largest corporate solar deal in US history

Microsoft has announced the biggest solar power deal in US corporate history.<p>The technology firm – which already has other renewable energy deals in …

Portugal generated enough renewable energy to power the whole country in March

Portugal’s renewable electricity production exceeded monthly consumption for what is likely the first time, in March, according to the nation’s transmission system operator, REN.The average renewable generation for the month exceeded 103% of consumption, beating out the last record (99.2%), set in …

LIX Pen UV: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen That Let’s You Write in Air

The LIX 3D pen helps you to create in three dimensions, allowing you to design and build ideas like never before.It’s one thing to draw something in …

This might be the fastest delivery drone in the world

Some drone-delivery startups are trying to revolutionize the way we get pizza or packages. Others are trying to save lives.<p>Zipline, the California-based startup that has been flying delivery drones in Rwanda since October 2016, announced today (April 3) that it’s launching a new fleet of drones …

A Fixer Upper-Style Tiny House Embraces the Outdoors

The porches you see on a lot of tiny houses are a bit vestigial — adorable, sure, but not good for much other than taking off your shoes. But the …

This Tiny House Comes With All the Best Big-House Trimmings

Things we love about this property crush:<p>This abode embodies the spirit of what tiny homes were meant to be—it's a mini, simplified version of a …

Robot arm that uses sign language could help millions of deaf people

<b>Scientists have created a robotic arm that is able to translate spoken words into sign language so deaf people can understand what is being said.</b><p>It’s …