Clean Energy

Why Florida Residents Couldn’t Use Solar Power After Irma Knocked Out The Electricity

Thousands are left stranded after a hurricane knocks out the power grids. In Florida, even though many residents own solar panels, they couldn’t use them as backup during the power outage.

Solar Power

Harness the power of the sun to charge your gear while you drive, fly, or just sit around at home

The Port Solar Charger from XD Design is designed to stick to a window and use the sun’s rays to power your gadgets.<p>This solar charger has a built-in …

Gear & Gadgets

Solar-powered Cottage in the Vineyard puts a modern spin on rural architecture

Ramón Esteve Estudio completed a minimalist mono-pitched dwelling that blends into its agricultural backdrop yet still catches the eye with its …

Design

Planets aligning for surge in solar systems

Since connecting a Tesla Powerwall 2 to their two year-old solar panels a month ago, Andrew has become the power policeman in his family …

Business (Australia)

Today's clean energy ETF performance

CRBN -0.39%, DSI -0.29%, ESGD +0.2%, FIW +0.44%, ICLN -0.22%, KRMA -0.26%, LOWC -0.03%, PHO +0.6%, PIO -0.08%, PZD -0.29%, SHE -0.2%, GEX -0.06%, PBD …

Business

Morgan Stanley and Citi Say They Will Run on 100 Percent Clean Energy

Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. announced they will get all of their energy from renewables in a few years, another show of corporate support for …

Business

Waterproof solar cell generates power even after it gets soaked

A new solar cell could go through the laundry and emerge still working. The photovoltaic cell, developed by Japanese research institution RIKEN and …

Renewable Energy

How Trump Could Undermine the U.S. Solar Boom

By Llewelyn Hughes and Jonas Meckling<p>Tumbling prices for solar energy have helped stoke demand among U.S. homeowners, businesses and utilities for …

Renewable Energy

Solar power not a magic bullet but options increasing

Davis Canning says his power bills have dropped by $100 or $150 a month since he decided to switch to solar power for his house.

Renewable Energy

Electric bus sets new world record for single charge

<b>In a week when we asked our readers if large electric vehicles were practical, an electric bus has set a new world record for EVs, racking up 1,101.2</b> …

Engineering

Atoms-thick semiconductor layers stick like Post-its - Futurity

Scientists have made semiconductors a few atoms thick and stuck them together like Post-it notes for use in solar cells and cell phones.

Renewable Energy

Initially maligned, Elon Musk’s solar gambit is getting a second look

Elon Musk took a lot of heat last year when his Tesla Inc. bought solar-panel installer SolarCity for $2-billion (U.S.). The synergies between his two companies didn't seem immediately obvious, among other issues, critics said.<p>But now other solar installers are looking to partner with companies as …

Automotive Industry

Better Current's Jenni is a smart charger that uses renewable energy

Better Current’s Jenni — a play on the word generator — is an introductory step to living a greener lifestyle, according to the company’s marketing …

Renewable Energy

Add solar power to your camper with this lightweight and efficient option

Why it matters to you<p>Sunflare solar panels are lightweight and flexible, while remaining very efficient, allowing RV campers to quickly and easily …

Renewable Energy

5 futuristic ways to pave roads, from solar panels to recycled plastic

What could be next?<p><b>Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever</b> <b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>It's time for a weeklong romp through all things related to transportation in the U.S. We'll be focusing on the topics most pressing to cities: everything from ways to improve public transportation in cities to ranking the best …

Renewable Energy

Charging EVs with solar and wind is doable with the new Giraffe 2.0

Leading the world’s clean energy revolution are cheaper renewable sources — mostly solar and wind — and electric vehicles with their rechargeable …

Renewable Energy

Solar sedan and sports coupe in race across Australia

Two new Australian made solar cars are making news this week, and helping to drive the once space-aged notion of solar powered electric vehicles into …

Renewable Energy

Solar power is becoming accessible, dropping more than a quarter in just one year

Solar, Priced to Sell<p>The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratories have published a report stating that the cost of …

Renewable Energy

First Solar Has a Lot Riding on Proposed Solar Tarrifs -- The Motley Fool

Suniva's Section 201 trade case could be a boost for First Solar and could challenge the company if it doesn't lead to new solar tariffs.<p>Solar …

Investing

Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells

Researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently …

Renewable Energy

Colorbond Roofing - Roofing That Stays for Long - KUKUN

Colorbond roofing is specifically steel or metal roofing. Colorbond roof colors are available in 22 different colors. These colors not only make the …

Home Decorating

Beginner’s guide to solar power

<b>Bessie Hassan | Money expert at</b> <b>finder.com.au</b><p>Many Aussies believe that solar power is either too difficult or too costly to install, but this isn’t …

Renewable Energy

Legion Solar 2 DIY Solar Panel Kits

Start soaking up power from the sun without the expense, via the Legion Solar 2 DIY Solar Power Kits. While most solar systems are pricey, Legion …

Renewable Energy

West Chester, Pennsylvania Commits to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy

West Chester, Pa. – The Borough of West Chester, Pennsylvania on Wednesday became the 45th municipality in the United States and second in …

Renewable Energy

These 7 countries want to say goodbye to fossil fuel-based cars

Clean Energy on Wheels<p>In the past couple of years, the clean energy revolution has steadily been gaining ground. Aside from transitioning to cleaner, …

Energy

LunaR Solar Powered Smartwatch (video)

A new smartwatch has been created called LunaR, which as the name suggests has been inspired by the moon and can be powered by the sun thanks to its …

Renewable Energy

Separate power discussions: ACCC

The video selected is not currently available.<p>The competition watchdog says the debate over whether Australia has a clean energy target needs to be …

Renewable Energy

Florida residents prohibited from using solar energy after Hurricane Irma

Millions of Florida residents lost power after Hurricane Irma raged through the state. But homeowners with solar energy installations couldn’t use …

Renewable Energy

Making Your Own Solar Cells from Powdered Donuts?

WikiHow has a piece on how to make a photovoltaic solar cell from some common household ingredients and a piece of conductive glass (which you can buy online). The main ingredient in the cell is a titanium dioxide (TiO2) solution. You make this from the powdered sugar found in white powdered donuts.<p>…

Renewable Energy

Tipping Point Coming for Clean Energy as ‘Monster’ Turbines Arrive

The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on …

Renewable Energy