Renewable Energy

News and analysis on the solar, wind and other renewable energy sectors.

Elon Musk Says His Solar Roof Is Cheaper Than a Normal One

In short, homeowners will be able to install Tesla's solar roof for less money than a roof made from regular materials. Does Musk's…

Hydrogen to the Rescue: U.S. Manufacturing Jobs are Already Coming Back

The Energy Department says the hydrogen economy is already creating new manufacturing jobs in the U.S. -- and could create many more.

Mike Pence Couldn’t Kill Indiana’s Green Job Boom

A new report details how jobs grew in Indiana's clean-energy and energy-efficiency fields despite pushback from its coal-friendly former governor, Mike Pence.

Yet Another Sustainable Hydrogen Breakthrough By U.S. Researchers

The U.S. has a leading position in the global race for a sustainable hydrogen economy, if but Trump budget cuts could turn leaders…

Oklahoma Cheers New Wind Power Project, Boos Earthquakes

Barely a week after cheering on a major new wind power project, Oklahoma is cleaning up after a major 5.0 earthquake linked to…

Renewables Tech Poised to Disrupt Fossil Fuels

Our modern-day Edisons have done their jobs. We are at a tipping point where technological innovations that have been in development for many…

Tesla’s Bold Vision to Vertically Integrate Clean Energy

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is working to create a roofing product that is more durable and insulative than a traditional roof, yet with…

Bicycles Are Good for Business, Your Body and the Planet

After warming up to the health perks of cycling to work, freelance writer Daphne Standford decided to explore other ways in which bikes…

World’s Largest Floating Solar Test Bed Comes Online in Singapore

A new floating solar photovoltaic system in Singapore is just one hectare in size and is meant as a prototype. But it could…

U.S. Ups the Ante on Renewable Hydrogen Production

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory plans to lead a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of renewable hydrogen. It's just one…

New Wind Energy Study Aims to Break Transmission Barriers

A study on wind energy benefits in Iowa helps the U.S. wind industry make its case for more wind farms nationwide -- and…

Scientists Accidentally Discover a Way to Convert CO2 Into Ethanol

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee say they stumbled into a chemical process that could reshape…

Heat and Beat: DuPont Calls for Real-World Testing of PV Solar

Cost pressures, untested materials and lagging standards: These and other issues now confront an industry still finding its way in a burgeoning marketplace.…

Tiny Microalgae Could Lead Hydrogen Economy

New research from Tel Aviv University demonstrates the potential for industrial-scale hydrogen production from a renewable resource: microalgae.

Airlines to Test Alternative Fuel

The technology already exists to transition the global aviation industry to alternative, low-carbon fuels. But manufacturers haven’t been able to produce the necessary…