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Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists

Over the past six years, rooftop solar panel installations have seen explosive growth — as much as 900 percent by one estimate.<p>That growth has come to a shuddering stop this year, with a projected decline in new installations of 2 percent, according to projections from Bloomberg New Energy …

Behold The Tent Of The Future! Collects Solar Energy, Rainwater, And Folds Up For Easy Travel

When people are asked what type of people are part of the green community, most have a stereotypical view of hippies that live off the grid. In …

Clean Energy

Elon Musk And Tesla Have A Real Rival In The Energy Storage Race As Imergy Forges Ahead

These days, all of the headlines on energy storage seem to be focused on Tesla’s lithium ion Powerwall storage systems, and indeed the company has made significant progress. But that doesn’t mean the storage race is over. Large companies like BYD (which plans at least one gigafactory of its own), …

Clean Energy

The fossil-fuel industry’s campaign to mislead the American people

<i>Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat, represents Rhode Island in the Senate.</i><p>Fossil fuel companies and their allies are funding a massive and sophisticated campaign to mislead the American people about the environmental harm caused by carbon pollution.<p>Their activities are often compared to those of Big …

Clean Technology

The Future of Wind Turbines? No Blades

It’s no longer surprising to encounter 100-foot pinwheels spinning in the breeze as you drive down the highway. But don’t get too comfortable with …

Could this be the world's most efficient solar electricity system?

Using military technology and a zero-emission engine invented by a 19th-century Scot, Swedish firm seeks to revolutionise solar energy production<p>A new solar electricity generation system that developers claim is the most efficient in the world, is being tested in South Africa’s Kalahari desert.<p>The …

Dutch solar road makes enough energy to power household | Netherlands 2017 News

Engineers in the Netherlands say a novel solar road surface that generates electricity and can be driven over has proved more successful than expected.<p>Last year they built a 70-metre test track along a bike path near the Dutch town of Krommenie on the outskirts of Amsterdam.<p>In the first six months …

Clean Energy

UK electricity grid holds back renewable energy, solar trade body warns

Solar Trade Association calls on Conservative government to invest in Britain’s power infrastructure to protect low-carbon projects<p>Britain’s antiquated electricity grid is stopping renewable energy projects connecting to the system, threatening the country’s prospects for a low-carbon future, the …

Renewables revolution is unstoppable – except in the UK

Despite the overloaded UK grid starting to deter solar or windpower projects from connecting, the future for renewable energy is bright – but it does need some help<p>Apple investing $1bn in a giant solar farm in California. Tesla building the world’s biggest battery factory to power electric cars. …

This striking chart shows why solar power will take over the world

Over the past few years, many graphs have been worth thousands of words on the rise of solar power. It's almost impossible to overstate how important …

Renewable Energy

German solar storage maker Sonnenbatterie ‘doubles lifespan’ of residential model

Sonnenbatterie, considered to be one of the market leaders in Germany’s emerging solar-plus-storage sector, claims the new version of its …

US renewables set for record year in 2015, says BNEF

Booming renewable energy deployment, the shuttering of coal-fired generation and increased natural gas consumption will combine to make 2015 a …

Renewable Energy

Australia Uses The Motion Of The Ocean To Generate Zero-Emission Electricity And Desalinate Water Simultaneously

It’s not the size of the buoy that counts. It’s the motion in the ocean.<p>Actually, both are pretty important. At least, they are when it comes to …

Clean Energy

The Solar Village is the first in the world to produce 4x more energy than it uses

After architect, Rolf Disch, built the Heliotrope (the first building in the world to capture more energy than it uses) he set his sights…

Engineer Reimagines Solar Energy With Stick-On Panels

In Xiaolin Zheng's version of the future, installing solar panels could be as simple as applying a sticker.<p><i>Editor's Note: Xiaolin Zheng is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, part of a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and</i> …

Clean Energy

Special report: How the rise of a mega solar panel farm shows us the future of energy

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: First Solar<p>After about an hour of weaving up and down the winding, mountainous, two-lane highway that is route 58, …

Renewable Energy

Solar power drives renewable energy investment boom in 2014

Global clean energy investment leapt 16% in 2014 led by solar power surge in US and China - but Europe lags behind<p>Global investment in clean energy jumped 16% in 2014, boosted by fast-growing solar power in the US and China. Solar, whose costs have plummeted in recent years, attracted over half the …

Falling oil prices have cost Fortune 500 energy companies billions of dollars

It has been a pretty rough six-month stretch for the energy industry. Crude oil prices have fallen about 55% since the middle of last summer, …

5 Countries Leading the Way Toward 100% Renewable Energy

2014 was an exciting year for renewable energy.<p>After a three-year slump in renewable energy finance, investment grew last year, with records level …

Clean Energy Investment Jumps 16%, Shaking Off Oil’s Drop

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Renewable Energy

After Raising $150 Million In Stealth Mode, What The Heck Is Gogoro?

In 2011, Gogoro raised $50 million. Three years later, another $100 million. And yet, no one seems to have any idea what the heck Gogoro does.<p>Until now.<p>Having somehow managed to keep their plans almost entirely under wraps for the last three years, the company is unveiling their first product as …

15 Electric Cars Hitting The Market In 2015

If you are looking for all of the electric cars on the US and/or EU market, see this full list of fully electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars.<p>The …

While You Were Getting Worked Up Over Oil Prices, This Just Happened to Solar

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

15,000+ Home Energy Storage Systems In Germany

Generous subsidies and a substantial reduction in the cost of battery based energy storage has seen uptake by Germany’s solar households pick up pace.<p>…

The 6 Most Ridiculous Attacks on Clean Energy In 2014

This year saw clean energy technologies become cost-competitive with fossil fuels and gain prominence worldwide. The fossil fuel industry, desperate …

Wind In Scotland Generates 107% Of Household Needs In November

<b>Published on</b> December 9th, 2014 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>54<p>December 9th, 2014 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>Figures from WeatherEnergy released by WWF Scotland have shown …

Renewable energy companies use new clout in statehouses

Earlier this year, Ohio became the first state to freeze a scheduled increase in the amount of electricity that must be generated by wind, solar and …

How solar power and electric cars could make suburban living awesome again

The suburbs have had it rough in the last few years. The 2008-2009 economic collapse led to waves of foreclosures in suburbia, as home prices plummeted. More recently, census data suggest that Americans are actually shifting back closer to city centers, often giving up on the dream of a big home in …