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The only cryptocurrency I'd consider buying

Hint: It's not bitcoin.<p>As we look back on 2017, it'll likely be remembered by investors as the year of the cryptocurrency.<p>Prior to the advent of virtual currencies, the stock market had been the undisputed king of consistent wealth creation, unless you were lucky enough to defy the odds and win the …

Cryptocurrency

What the World's Central Banks Are Saying About Bitcoin

Nine years since the birth of Bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognizing the potential upsides -- and downsides -- of …

10 Facts About Solar Energy That Might Surprise You

After decades of development and political debate about solar energy, the industry is finally ready to stand on its own. Solar power projects around the world are beating fossil fuels on price without subsidies, and each time they do, the future looks a little brighter.<p>But there's still a lot most …

Solar Power

Combining Solar Panels With Agriculture Makes Land More Productive

<b>Published on</b> November 24th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>November 24th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>Solar panels are wonderful things, but they do take up a lot of …

Solar Panels

With the right moves, India’s renewables push could lift thousands of rural workers out of poverty

India’s major renewable energy push could be as much about poverty reduction and job creation as it is about energy security and climate change.<p>The Narendra Modi government aims to install 175 gigawatts (GW, 1 GW = 1,000 megawatts) of renewable energy capacity in the country by 2022—and this is …

Renewable Energy

Costa Rica's Electricity Has Run Entirely on Renewables For 300 Days in 2017

A new record, with weeks to go before the year is up.<p>Costa Rica has done it again. In January, the Central American country announced it had powered …

Renewable Energy

Solar farm in a box – 500 homes worth of solar power in a standardized kit

One of the world’s largest solar manufacturers in the world, GCL System Integrated Technology, has designed and sold their first out of the box ready solar farm – the ‘2.5MW Solar Block.’<p>GCL is a vertically integrated solar manufacturing company – they’re the largest polysilicon manufacturer …

Solar heads to 1c/kWh before 2020 after Mexico sets record low

Australia solar research leader Martin Green says solar heading to a price of 1c/kWh before 2020 after latest record auction result.

Auctions

Solar power making perfect water from the air – for your house

ZeroMassWater has developed a solar panel kit – “Source” – that uses its electricity to draw water from the atmosphere. The kit delivers up to 5 liters (1.3 gallons) of pure water per day in optimal locations. The unit can be installed and integrated into a regular house.<p>“Our vision is perfect …

Solar Panels

The Energy Revolution Is Here: Solar Energy and Storage Now Cheaper Than Coal

Solar plus storage can now compete with coal and other fossil fuels on its own.<p>There's no question wind and solar energy are now competitive with …