Karissa Hilsinger

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Marks & Spencer builds UK’s largest rooftop solar panel network

Marks & Spencer is building the UK’s largest array of rooftop solar panels on its distribution centre in Castle Donington.<p>Spread across 900,000 sq ft with more than 24,000 photovoltaic panels, the system will generate nearly enough energy in daylight hours to power the distribution centre which …

'You Can't Fight Ebola In The Dark,' So This Company Is Lending A Hand With Solar Lights

A handheld light might not seem like much, but its glow can save lives.<p>WakaWaka, a Netherlands-based company known for sending sustainable and efficient LED devices to countries where there is limited or no electricity, has its sights set on getting portable solar lights to West Africa.<p>The company …

Solar-powered trees are planted in Israel to charge phones, cool water, and offer Wi-Fi

All trees convert sunlight into chemical energy, but now there are trees that convert sunlight into power to charge devices, cool water, offer free …

Solar Panels

Xiaolin Zheng: Solar Stickers to Power the World

Good morning. It has been a truly exciting week for me. It's a very empowering experience for me to get to know my fellow emerging explorers. For me, I'm passionate about energy problems. I hope we can have a sustainable energy future.<p>Growing up in China, in the period that the cultural revolution …

Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

DETROIT (AP) — Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.<p>Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough electricity to power an electric or plug-in gas-electric hybrid vehicle. The panels …

This Elon Musk-Backed Startup's Rocky Road to Solar 'Grand Slam'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful investors see around corners, bank on long-term trends and shrewdly assess risk. Oh, and it also helps to know Elon Musk.<p>DBL Investors, a $225 million impact investment firm in San Francisco, had all of those factors going for …

Solar Power

Solar Continues Trumping Fossil Fuel Pricing, With More Innovations To Come

Solar power has come a long way in a short period of time. Just five years ago, the bulk of the energy community viewed it as being unreliable, expensive and difficult to source. Without massive government subsidies, utilities generally shunned solar, sticking with more traditional and reliable …