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Which Solar Companies Manufacture the Best Solar Panels?

Opinions on panel quality differ, but one solar stock is the clear winner on value.<p>Which solar companies make the best solar panels for homes? Search …

Tesla Announced the Cost of Its Solar Roof

Just under six months after announcing its Solar Roof, Tesla has finally put a price tag on those eco-friendly solar tiles that look like the real …

MIT Scientist Asserts That We Will Have Fusion Energy by 2030

Fusion on the Horizon<p>In the continuous pursuit of a truly renewable and clean energy source, nothing compares to nuclear fusion. Although scientists …

Limitless, clean energy from nuclear fusion will be a reality in the UK by 2030

Smaller, agile projects will beat the large international collaborations like ITER to nuclear fusion.<p>Nuclear fusion – the energy released when atomic …

New stacked solar cell absorbs energy from almost the entire solar spectrum

Most traditional solar cells aren’t able to convert long-wavelength photons into electricity. A team of researchers led by Matthew Lumb at The George …

Clean Energy

President Trump Wants to Kill This Clean Energy Program Even Though It Has Bipartisan Support

The federal renewable energy program known as ARPA-E has been a hallmark of bipartisan cooperation since it was created less than a decade ago, …

Donald Trump

What 4 million solar panels in China look like from space

The world's largest solar farm covers 10 square miles and now has 4 million solar panels. It's the Longyangxia Dam Solar Park in China, which has the capacity to generate 850 megawatts of electricity — enough to power roughly 140,000 homes.<p>Here's what the complex, built in 2013, looked like then …

Tesla will begin selling its solar roof this year — here's everything you need to know

Tesla will begin selling and installing its solar roof later this year, the company wrote in its fourth-quarter investor letter.<p>Tesla unveiled its solar roof product in late October, about a month before the company acquired SolarCity in a deal worth $2.1 billion. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said it …

Prices For Solar Panels Keep Falling, So Why Isn’t It Cheaper To Get Solar?

Now that we’ve made the tech affordable, we have to turn our attention to the less sexy parts of the business.<p>It’s never been cheaper to go solar. The installed price for home solar systems is less than half of what it was eight years ago. More than 1 million U.S. homes have now taken the plunge, …

America will soon surpass the clean energy standards Trump wants to kill

Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, first announced in 2015, caused no end of political controversy in conservative circles for its ambitious …

Denmark’s behemoth wind turbine is breaking power-production records

It recently generated a mind-blowing 216,000 kWh of power in a single 24-hour span<p>Denmark recently unveiled the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, a massive structure rising 721 feet tall and capable of producing 9 megawatts (MW). The facility, located off the coast of Østerild, Denmark, …

The West’s biggest coal plant may be about to shut down

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West — one of the biggest climate polluters in the nation — could close later this year, a major symbolic …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Physics

Vanadium Dioxide, A Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Scientists have discovered “exotic electrical and thermal properties” in a material known as vanadium dioxide which may be applied to develop more …

America is torn apart by partisan politics—except when it comes to buying solar power

We are all one when it comes to getting cheap power from the sun. Amidst the political rancor roiling the United States, one bright spot is home solar power installation. It keeps going up, and a study by PowerScout, a company that helps people switch to renewable energy, finds that to be true for …

Renewable Energy

Solar Power Is Now The World's Cheapest Energy

The drop in price is driven by investments from developing nations.<p>Over the past six years, the cost of solar energy has dropped dramatically, to the point where it is now even cheaper than wind power in emerging markets like China and India. This may be largely due to rising investments in solar …

Renewable Energy

Scientists are building high-performance batteries from junkyard scrap metal

Or at least that's the case for Cary Pint, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University. Pint and a team of researchers recently created a small pill-bottle-sized battery using steel, brass, and a common household chemical called potassium hydroxide.<p>According to a paper …

NASA creates groundbreaking new 3D visualization of atmospheric carbon dioxide

NASA just released an eye-opening new 3D visualization that shows just how long carbon dioxide sticks around in the atmosphere – and how it moves …

Solar power becoming world's cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say

Solar power is becoming the cheapest way to generate electricity, according to leading analysts.<p>Data produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) …

We Need to Accept That Oil Is a Dying Industry

The new OPEC deal can't revive the fossil fuel industry.<p>The future is not good for oil, no matter which way you look at it.<p>A new OPEC deal designed to return the global oil industry to profitability will fail to prevent its ongoing march toward trillion dollar debt defaults, according to a new …

Oil