solar power

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

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…

What You Need to Know About Community Choice and Solar Power

A new study indicates that local solar power development can be a powerful argument in favor of community choice programs for electricity supply.…

UPS Boosts Long-Term Commitment to Sustainable Fuel, Power and Transport

UPS has announced various sustainability goals, including a significant increase to its fleet of alternative-fueled vehicles and a huge surge in renewable power…

Santa Barbara Pledges Transition to 100 Percent Clean Power

Santa Barbara's city council voted last week to commit to 100 percent renewables by 2030, making this coastal city of 92,000 the 30th…

Can the Sun Pay for Trump’s Border Wall?

Donald Trump says his border wall idea could be paid for by installing solar panels on it. The truth, however, is that the…

How Solar Technology Benefits Homeowners

Homeowners can now convert more sunshine into electricity, gather system electricity production information from afar, and even install productive solar systems on complicated…

Duke Energy-Backed Bill Takes Aim at Solar in North Carolina

If a state bill backed by Duke Energy should become law, it will mean a lot less competition in North Carolina's solar market.

Solar-Powered EV Charging Arrives in the San Joaquin Valley

Local officials touted the launch of an extensive solar-powered electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the San Joaquin Valley. But is this money well…

Clean Energy Employs Almost 10 Million People Worldwide

According to IRENA, 9.8 million people work in the global renewables sector as of the end of 2016. Solar power has driven much…

France Moves Forward with 17 GW of Clean Energy Investments

France has announced a large investment in renewable power projects, suggesting the country will start a slow transition away from nuclear power, which…

Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles Make Waves for Aesthetics and Affordability

Tesla says its solar roofing tiles are ready for market -- and promises quite a payoff over the life of these next-gen solar…