solar power

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

Arrow Electronics CSR Director Joe Verrengia at the Tuleeni Orphanage in Tanzania.

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…
A rooftop solar array in Kuppam, India.

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…
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SunSaluter Provides Clean Water as it Tracks the Sun

At just 22 years old, Eden Full is running a nonprofit that provides clean water and energy to communities around the world.
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Keystone XL Pipeline Sputters Out As U.S. Solar Generation Soars to Record High

As rumors fly about the impending Keystone XL permit denial, U.S. solar generation soars to new heights thanks partly to the support of…
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Energy Storage is Coming Home

A recent GTM research report predicts behind-the-meter storage (residential, commercial, education, military or nonprofit) will account for 45 percent of the market by…
Germany Leads the World in Solar Power

How Germany Became a Solar Superpower

Germany continues to break records in solar power and renewable energy production overall. How are they doing this, and how does the U.S.…
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SolarCity’s New GivePower Foundation Brings Light to Schools in Need

It's been going on quietly, behind the scenes, for five years now. SolarCity's board chairman, Elon Musk, said back in 2010 that the…
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The Triumph of Solar in the Energy Race

Bad news is all around us from loss of species to global warming, social fragmentation, and growing inequality. The good news is that…
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