solar power

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

Building Tomorrow’s Eco-Home

How will tomorrow's perfect eco-home look? With today's record-low solar costs, it's a pretty fair bet it will employ PV panels. But renewable…

Wind and Solar Costs Are Plummeting: Now What Do We Do?

New research shows renewables are now the cheapest available sources of electricity in many areas. This flips the question of clean-versus-cost on its…

These 6 Solar Innovations Could Help Transform Our World

Solar energy has transformed how we live in our homes, how we travel throughout the world, and even how we communicate with others,…

America’s Top 5 Renewable Energy Companies

America's top five corporate renewable energy purchasers prove the U.S. can widely adopt renewable energy. And it shows business can continue to lead…

Oil Recovery Using Solar Energy

A Fremont, California-based solar company says it has developed sun-powered technology for use in a surprising location: oil fields.

NGO Urges California to Investigate the Solar Industry

D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability is urging California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate the state's solar power companies after mounting customer complaints.

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…

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…

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…

SolarCity Partners with Airbnb to Offer Solar Power Rebates

SolarCity is offering up to $1,000 in cash to Airbnb hosts who install solar power systems on their rooftops. Both companies are leaning…

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.…

Today’s Solar Sales Tactics are Misleading Homeowners

If you’re a homeowner considering solar, you’re not alone. Yet many struggle to distinguish a good deal from a good sales pitch.

Solar Cell Innovation Shines a Clean Power Spotlight on Arkansas

An Arkansas startup partnered with the global solar powerhouse Yingli to bring a new low-cost, high-efficiency solar cell to the marketplace. And that's…

Recycling Solar Panels Could Represent a $15 Billion Opportunity By 2050

Recycling solar photovoltaic panels is expected to represent a $US15 billion opportunity worldwide by 2050.

Optimizing Climate Resilience Through Solar Plus Storage

Solar combined with storage can serve as a resiliency mechanism to prepare communities to handle extreme weather events caused by climate change, and…