solar power

Read our latest stories on efforts to power homes and businesses with the sun’s rays.

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Renewables Surge as Tax Credits OK’d Another 5 Years

On the surface, Congress' approval of another five years of wind and solar tax credits seems like a hat tip to recent accomplishments…
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U.K. Moves Backward After COP21, Cuts Solar Subsidies

In the aftermath of COP21, we need to shift rapidly to renewables in order to meet the goals set in the Paris Outcome.…
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Low-Cost Solar Replaces Expensive, Dirty, Dangerous Kerosene in Africa

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson promotes petroleum as the only solution to "energy poverty" in developing nations, but affordable solar power is on the…
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Clean Energy Shocker: Emerging Economies Invest More Than Wealthier Nations

Clean-energy investment by emerging economies has surged past wealthier nations, spelling more trouble for the fossil fuel industry.
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First Solar Road Surpasses Expectations

Located in the Netherlands, SolaRoad is the first road of its kind to make a unique foray in pollution-free solar energy. In the…
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How Electricity Storage Will Help Drive South Australia’s Transition

South Australia stands at the forefront of the renewable energy transition. Residential rooftop solar will soon reach 28 percent penetration, which is to…
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Guiding Innovation Forward in Rural Africa

Arrow Electronics and several nonprofit partners are turning used cargo containers into fully equipped, solar-powered digital classrooms and health clinics that can be…
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India: 9 Steps to Becoming a Solar Super Power

India has already taken positive steps by announcing very aggressive goals to meet 40 percent of its energy needs through renewables by 2030.…
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Off-the-Shelf Technology Can Halt Climate Change Now

As we approach the climate talks in Paris this December, we want to make sure delegates understand technology is not the problem. A…
This solar system atop a Virginia Tech campus in Arlington, Virginia, is a fraction of the large solar systems called for by a new law.

A First: Virginia Regulators Want Competitive Bids on Solar

A recent order from the state's corporation commission makes it possible for a third party to own a solar system and sell the…
A growing number of small- and medium-sized businesses, like this pizza shop in Tucson, Arizona, are opting for renewable energy.

3 Trends Shaping the Future of Business Sustainability

For those of us involved with the small business, not-for-profit, and startup world, the future of sustainability is here, whether we realize it…
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African Renewable Energy Offers Alternative To ExxonMobil

A new report describes how Africa can economically quadruple its renewable energy, offering a path to economic growth while reducing fossil fuel dependency.
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Net Zero Lessons From A Wastewater Treatment Plant

New York City has set its sights on net zero energy for its wastewater treatment plants, demonstrating that net zero is a realistic…
The Shams 1 solar power plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is one of dozens of solar power projects generating clean energy in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Solar Surges in the Middle East and North Africa

Last year was a breakthrough year for solar in the Middle East with over 30 solar projects awarded – a ten-fold increase on…
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Productive Energy Use: A Catalyzer for Rural Energy and Water Access

Pico-solar lighting and solar home systems have proved themselves as revolutionary entry-level energy access technologies for low-income rural communities. These technologies have kick-started…