Solar Power

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<b>Represents Growing Solar Power in Asia</b><p>- The New Korean Government is going to drive solar power and increase PV power plants to replace fossil fuel …

Renewable Energy

The world’s largest floating solar power plant just went online in China

Why it matters to you<p>This sprawling, floating solar power plant could change the way other nations design city centers.<p>China has announced that the …

Renewable Energy

India cancels vast coal power station plans as price of solar enters 'free fall'

India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price …

Renewable Energy

Stunning new lows in solar and battery storage costs

A new contract signed by a utility in Arizona has set a new low price for large-scale solar power in that country, but more importantly has also …

Renewable Energy

This Brooklyn startup is revolutionizing the way homeowners buy and sell electricity

In Brooklyn, you can buy honey collected from an urban bee hive. You can buy lettuce grown atop an old bowling alley.<p>And now, you can purchase free …

Renewable Energy

News Highlights: Top Energy News of the Day

Brazil's Odebrecht Energy Unit Renegotiates $5 Billion in Debt<p>Troubled engineering conglomerate Odebrecht SA's oil and gas arm said late Tuesday it has entered into an agreement with a group of creditors to restructure its financial debt.<p>Oil's OPEC Rally Reaches New Highs<p>Oil prices settled at fresh …

Oil

Kentucky Coal Country Turns to Drones, Tomatoes, Solar Energy

PIKEVILLE, Ky.—With coal production on the decline, one energy company is pursuing a project that might seem heretical in this eastern Kentucky mining region: a solar-energy farm.<p>Berkeley Energy Group and a subsidiary of the French renewable-energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles aim to begin …

Renewable Energy

The Cheap and Reliable Form of Solar Energy Storage for Homes That is Already on the Market

<b>How should we store solar electricity? How about as heat? A Swedish research team is storing solar energy in liquid form, but it is still a way off</b> …

Clean Energy

India Is Scraping a Major Coal Project in Favor of Renewables

Canceling Coal<p>The Indian government has abandoned plans to build a second coal power station, choosing to focus on renewable energy instead in the …

Renewable Energy

Five takeaways from Sunday’s Swiss energy vote

On May 21, Swiss voters endorsed a new energy law that aims to promote renewable energy, ban new nuclear power plants and ensure lower energy …

Solar Impulse

How Australia can use hydrogen to export its solar power around the world

Recent innovations in hydrogen generation, storage, transport and use could transform it into the ultimate source of clean energy<p>Nearly a century ago, British scientist JB Haldane saw an energy future in which wind power would be used to generate hydrogen; a fuel he described as, weight-for-weight, …

Energy

Solar energy is really our only answer for long-term sustainable energy

Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1,066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of natural gas per second.<p>These materials were wonderful for the industrial revolution that started in Britain in the 18th century and made use of “new energy” sources such as coal and petroleum. At the start of the …

Energy

“There is big resistance to the energy transition in Switzerland”

Psychologist and aviator Bertrand Piccard has twice made memorable global circumnavigations: first, in a balloon, and more recently with Solar …

Solar Impulse

Olympus Tough TG-5

The latest version of Olympus’ rugged compact camera has a new 12MP sensor that works better in low-light compared to the one in its predecessor. The …

Cameras

Mercedes-Benz partners with Vivint to sell solar energy storage

Tesla has famously expanded its products and services to include home solar power, building upon its automotive battery expertise. Its Tesla Energy arm of operations provides the Powerwall for residential use, and now the company is taking orders for its solar roof tiles. Mercedes-Benz recently …

Batteries

Will Tesla's Tiles Finally Give Solar Shingles Their Day in the Sun?

Elon Musk has built a formidable personal brand on futuristic visions of driverless cars and space travel. But the Silicon Valley entrepreneur and …

Clean Energy

EGEB: $600M of solar savings in 1 day, Virginia carbon cap, Residential solar down 17%, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news</i><p>Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership – Apple’s new building – header photo – is absolutely stunning. The structure will be 100% renewable powered – 4MW of …

Renewable Energy

This Refugee Camp Is The First In The World To Be Powered Entirely By Solar Energy

Azraq's population has had little to no access to electricity since 2014.<p>A group of about 20,000 Syrian refugees living outdoors have access to electricity as of Wednesday thanks to a newly constructed solar plant in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. It’s the first and only fully solar-powered …

Refugees

A tricky path to India’s solar-powered future

A new tariff war is playing out in the Indian solar power space. Tariffs plunged to a new low of Rs2.44 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) last week during an …

Renewable Energy

Solar power a life-changer for thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan camp

A two megawatt solar power plant in Jordan's Azraq refugee camp will be a life changer for 20,000 refugees.

Refugees

Golden Solar Egg sauna is a community incubator for ideas

Saunas are common in Scandinavia -- there are millions of them, three million in Finland alone. They are considered a place for people to relax and …

Sustainability

These Solar Panel Blinds Will Power Your Home and Reduce Your Electric Bill By 70%

These could power entire buildings and have energy left over<p>It’s true that you can turn your house into a smart home for less than $200, and now by …

Clean Energy

Renewable energy: Solar power rates fall to a new low of Rs 2.44 per unit

Two days ago, the lowest bidder for the solar park in Rajasthan had quoted Rs 2.62 per unit.<p>Solar power tariffs in India dropped to a new low of Rs …

Renewable Energy

She Left Her Career In Finance To Make Candles That Literally Help Light Up The World

"We can give back in little yet impactful ways each and every day."<p>Sterling McDavid used to work at Goldman Sachs, a career most would be envious of. …

Good News

Disappearing glaciers, orangutans and solar power – green news roundup

The week’s top environment news stories and green events. If you are not already receiving this roundup, sign up here to get the briefing delivered to your inbox<p>Environment news<p>US Glacier national park losing its glaciers with just 26 of 150 left<br>• Indian solar power prices hit record low, …

Renewable Energy

Infosys delays salary hikes to July amid IT crunch, and other business news

Other headlines: SBI clarified that its ATM withdrawals will not be charged, and solar power tariffs touched a historic low.<p>A look at the headlines …

India

Harvesting The Sun's Energy

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com</i><p>The future of solar power is looking brighter than ever. Thanks to recent advances in technology, the price of solar energy production is declining by roughly 10 percent each year, and by 2030, experts estimate that a fifth of the energy consumed …

Clean Energy

How A Man With No Coding Experience Built An App That’s Bringing Solar Power To Yemen

With power intermittent in the war-torn country, solar can be a real improvement. PV Solar helps Yemenis get it.<p>When civil war began in Yemen in 2015, so did the growth of solar power. The crisis took out the already unreliable electric grid and made fuel for generators both scarce and expensive. …

Clean Energy

The country where solar energy is cheaper than other

The price of solar energy in India has tumbled to a new record low, making it cheaper than fossil-fuel generated power.<p>The latest solar power tariffs …

Renewable Energy

Happy Watt-Hour

Close out the Oregon Solar Energy Conference this spring with a brew to support the expansion of renewable energy worldwide. Enjoy the Twende Wit, …