Solar Power

Solar to account for 8% of UAE power capacity by 2026

Solar capacity to expand by annual average of 55 percent over decade, study claims

Renewable Energy

Solar power facility set for full operation in December

A $140 million solar power facility in eastern Alabama is on track for full operation in December.<p>The Opelika-Auburn News reports that a tour was …


An ancient monastery wall slices through this Utrecht house extension

Utrecht-based architecture studio Richèl Lubbers Architecten has added an angular extension to a residence that sits on the site of an old monastery.<p>…


How termites draw on solar power for climate control

Termite mounds could hold clues to passive climate control, according to new research. Seven scientists scrutinized African termite mounds to see how …

Clean Energy

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 …


SolarCity agrees to pay $29.5 million to settle allegations of lying to government

<b>SolarCity</b>, the solar energy company that was acquired by <b>Tesla</b> last year, will pay $29.5 million as part of a settlement with the government, which …


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

Coca-Cola Beverages To Source 40% Of Its Energy Requirements From Renewable Sources By 2018 End

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) today announced that it plans to source 40% of its energy requirements using renewable and clean energy fuel, …


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 …

Clean Energy

Achievement Unlocked: DOE Hits Solar Cost Target 3 Years Early

(via StockSnap/Pixabay)<p>The Department of Energy has reached its 2020 utility-scale solar cost target three years early.<p>A recent report puts the …

Renewable Energy

Beginner’s guide to solar power

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

Renewable Energy

UK’s Quercus plans €500m solar power farm in Iran

A UK company plans to build one of the world’s largest solar power farms in Iran, highlighting European investor enthusiasm for the country despite …

Renewable Energy

China’s New Solar UAV With Ultra-Long Battery Life Completes Test Flight

(Yicai Global) Sept. 20 -- Developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), a new solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) …


Self-healing catalysts make it easier to store solar energy with water

(—Currently one of the most efficient ways to store solar energy is to transfer the energy to catalysts that split water into hydrogen and …


Report: Rising Electricity Costs Are Driving A Huge Increase In Australian Home Battery Installations

6,500 home battery systems were installed across Australia in 2016. In the first half of 2017 alone that number has jumped to 7,000 - with analysts …

Technology (Australia)

EGEB: Not illegal to offgrid in Florida; British coal dead; World’s largest solar thermal $3.9B; more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>Want solar panels? You still have to pay Florida – This article is wrong regarding going off grid. It is NOT illegal to go off grid in Florida – and you don’t necessarily have to …


Report Shows Solar Prices Have Already Dropped to 2020 Goals

This could be good news for your future energy bill.<p>Solar power has never been cheaper, making it possible for this once alternative energy to power …

Renewable Energy

Maoists blow up private solar power firm’s buildings in Bihar’s Gaya

Suspected Maoists blew up the office of a private solar power plant in Gaya district of south central Bihar early Tuesday morning.<p>There were, …


Robinsons Land plans more solar farms in malls

Gokongwei-led Robinsons Land Corp. has unveiled plans to install solar farms on the roofdecks of more of its shopping malls, making it the dominant …

Renewable Energy

Vermont regulators investigate solar energy company

The Vermont Public Utility Commission is investigating the business practices of a California company that installs rooftop solar energy systems.<p>The …


Dubai launches world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power project

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid launches world’s largest single-site Concentrated Solar Power project

Renewable Energy

How solar power can protect the US military from threats to the electric grid

As the U.S. military increases its use of drones in surveillance and combat overseas, the danger posed by a threat back at home grows. Many drone …

Renewable Energy

New Research Takes Us Another Step Closer to a Hydrogen-Fuelled Future

We need this.<p>Hydrogen has huge potential as a clean energy source, but so far we haven't been able to make fuel cells cheaply or efficiently enough. …


Solar Energy Just Shattered Cost Projections 3 Years Ahead of Schedule

For years, the solar energy market in the US has been booming, driven by better technology, falling prices for materials, and fiercer …

Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia to allow international companies to install solar cells for power subscribers

Author: Arab NewsSat, 2017-09-16 03:00ID: 1505507725741358800RIYADH: The Kingdom will next Sunday begin receiving applications to install solar …

Renewable Energy

Montana quadruples solar energy capacity in one year

The state quadrupled its solar energy production over the past year, according to an announcement by Lt. Gov Mike Cooney on Friday.

Renewable Energy

Craven Gap Residence

This modern passive and active solar residence sits on steep mountain land with great views looking down the Beaverdam Valley in Western North Carolina. The house is on a south-facing slope that allowed the owners to build the energy efficient home they had been dreaming of. The steep forested site …


How Bitcoin Mining Could Solve One Of The Issues With Space-Based Solar Power

In the incredibly competitive world of bitcoin mining, one of the keys to the game is finding the cheapest possible source of energy. In the not so distant future, that source of energy may be found in space.<p>As a quick review, the bitcoin mining process is what keeps everyone in the world on the …

Renewable Energy

Solar energy just cleared a pricing target set for 2020

Sunny Days<p>The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that utility-grade solar panels have now reached cost targets that were set for 2020. The …

Renewable Energy

Solar Power Death Wish

Billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies haven’t made the U.S. solar industry competitive, and now two companies want to make it even less so. Suniva Inc., a bankrupt solar-panel maker, and German-owned SolarWorld Americas have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to impose …