solar power

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

Solar Industry on Edge as U.S. Trade Commission Recommends Tariffs

Cheap solar panels from overseas have fueled the recent boom in solar installations, but U.S. solar panel manufacturers have struggled to compete. Tariffs…

Why This Coal-Powered Electricity Company Hates the Rick Perry Power Plan

NRG has plenty of coal and nuclear electricity generation in its portfolio, but the company is no fan of Energy Secretary Rick Perry's…

U.S. Pairs Up with Japan to Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Look out, battery electric vehicles: a new hydrogen fuel cell partnership with Japan aims to accelerate hydrogen fuel cell development in the U.S.

UK Switches on First Subsidy-Free Solar Farm with Battery Storage

This week, the United Kingdom launched a new solar plant outside the town of Flitwick, about an hour's drive north of London. A…

Questions to Ask When Developing a Successful Renewable Energy Procurement Strategy

Businesses are increasingly integrating renewable energy and distributed energy resources (DER) into their broader energy procurement and management strategy. Here are some helpful questions…

A Climate Change Solution All Around Us: Net Zero Carbon Buildings

The signing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 was rightly hailed as an historic moment in the fight against climate change. A…

How to Make Sustainable Energy Mainstream

Why is there such a huge obstacle between sustainable energy and progress on a nationwide scale? Let’s take a closer look at a…

Beyond Rooftop Solar: How a 170-Year-Old Gas Company Stays Modern with Renewables

WGL, formerly Washington Gas and Light, has 170-year-old roots in natural gas, but it is rapidly transitioning into renewables.

Solar Power to Rival Nuclear by End of 2017

According to a recent report, solar power capacity not only continues to surge worldwide, but will rival the amount of nuclear power generated…

Toyota’s Hydrogen Dream Could Help 7-Eleven Grow — Sustainably

Toyota and 7-Eleven have joined forces to measure how hydrogen can reduce the carbon emissions of convenience stores and delivery trucks in Japan.

The Impact of the Solar Eclipse on the Utility Grid

The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 is expected to be a "first" in many ways. For many businesses within the 60-70-mile width…

Will China and India Lead on Global Climate Action and Environmental Protection?

With President Trump's withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, India and China have an opportunity to lead the way…

How Solar Companies Give Back

Here are just a few ways solar companies are turning profits into good and making the world a better place.

Explainer: India, Global Warming and the Paris Accord

The developing nation is on track to meet its commitment under the Paris Accord. But India also needs bold new climate and energy…

Trump Stakes $46.2 Million on New Solar Power Technology

The Trump administration's Department of Energy appears to be solidly in favor of solar power, with new grants aimed at slashing costs and…