solar power

Voters deal with confusing ballots in several states

As voters took to the polls to cast their votes Tuesday, some found themselves staring at ballots that defied understanding. Initiatives in Florida, Utah, and Pennsylvania included wording that was

Elon Musk’s nearly 100% solar island is a test run for the U.S.

Elon Musk has hyped his acquisition of SolarCity by Tesla as an opportunity to create the world’s most advanced and audacious clean energy company. And a recently revealed project on a Samoan island
Do you really want a solar charger? Seasoned hikers share the ins and outs

Do you really want a solar charger? Seasoned hikers share the ins and outs

Solar panels have become a popular way to charge devices on the go, whether hiking, mountain biking or just spending time outdoors. However, depending on the region you’re in, relying solely on the
Renewable Energy Is Creating Jobs 12 Times Faster Than the Rest of the Economy

Renewable Energy Is Creating Jobs 12 Times Faster Than the Rest of the Economy

Solar and wind jobs have grown at rates of about 20% annually in recent years
It’s Important to Bridge The Urban-Rural Divide

Renewables Have Glaring Obstacles to Overcome for California

Bloomberg is now reporting that solar energy is cheaper than coal, and could become the lowest form of energy within a decade. Economies of scale are causing solar to drop from an average of $1.14 a
China announces it now produces more solar power than anyone

China announces it now produces more solar power than anyone

China takes a lot of flak when it comes to environmentalism. Some of the most striking images to come out of the country in recent years show cities smothered in smog and citizens wearing masks to
“Phoenix” Briefcase Solar Generator revealed by Renogy

“Phoenix” Briefcase Solar Generator revealed by Renogy

The Renogy Phoenix is revealed as a solar-powered generator that’s fit in a carry-friendly suitcase size. This device looks quite like a briefcase from the outside – not a standard-looking suitcase,
These Marines Beat the Odds to Build a Solar Energy Fund

These Marines Beat the Odds to Build a Solar Energy Fund

They hope it will transform energy infrastructure in the U.S.
Tesla Model 3 production starts July, but 2017 will be expensive

Tesla Model 3 production starts July, but 2017 will be expensive

The most affordable Tesla, the Model 3, will begin initial production in July the automaker has confirmed, amid better-than-expected financial results for the last year. The upcoming milestone was
tesla opens world’s biggest solar storage facility on hawaiian island

tesla opens world’s biggest solar storage facility on hawaiian island

tesla has opened its 13 MW solar farm on the island of kauai, which will help the island reduce its fossil fuel consumption by about 1.6 million gallons per year. The post tesla opens world’s biggest
Mysterious fast radio bursts might come from alien solar sail spacecraft

Mysterious fast radio bursts might come from alien solar sail spacecraft

Now that fast radio bursts have defied explanation for a decade, scientists are starting to wonder aloud if these extremely high-power emissions could be artificial. The post Mysterious fast radio
A Startup in Brooklyn Will Let People Collect and Trade Solar Power, Bypassing Utility Companies

A Startup in Brooklyn Will Let People Collect and Trade Solar Power, Bypassing Utility Companies

Brooklyn Microgrid says its network will function independently, even during broad power failures.
squire and partners upcycle shipping container into a solar learning lab in bogotá

squire and partners upcycle shipping container into a solar learning lab in bogotá

nicknamed zubabox, the project encourages young locals to develop their social and digital skills within a safe environment. The post squire and partners upcycle shipping container into a solar
smartflower solar device blooms like a flower and turns with the sun

smartflower solar device blooms like a flower and turns with the sun

the smartflower all-in-one photovoltaic system takes the form of a flower, with solar panel ‘petals’ that automatically unfurl when the sun rises. The post smartflower solar device blooms like a
world’s largest artificial sun sheds light on the future of clean energy

world’s largest artificial sun sheds light on the future of clean energy

named 'synlight,' the high-powered machine produces the light of 10,000 suns and will be used to investigate hydrogren as a future renewable energy source. The post world’s largest artificial sun
Solar Briefly Topped 50% of California Electricity in March, Driving Rates Below Zero

Solar Briefly Topped 50% of California Electricity in March, Driving Rates Below Zero

But dirt-cheap energy reflects growing pains, not utopia.
Solar Briefly Topped 50% of California Electricity in March, Driving Rates Below Zero

Solar Briefly Topped 50% of California Electricity in March, Driving Rates Below Zero

But dirt-cheap energy reflects growing pains, not utopia.
Tesla, Panasonic “inconspicuous” solar panels unveiled

Tesla, Panasonic “inconspicuous” solar panels unveiled

While best known for its electric vehicles, Tesla, much like its founder Elon Musk, is a company with many interests. As part of its venture into batteries for its cars, Tesla has also dabbled in
Google Project Sunroof expands across the pond with Germany launch

Google Project Sunroof expands across the pond with Germany launch

Back in March, Google updated its relatively new effort called Project Sunroof, an initiative that uses a bunch of data to estimate the solar potential of buildings in a region. The project is
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