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Space Photos of the Week: What the Parker Solar Probe Will See Once It Reaches the Sun

Space Photos of the Week: What the Parker Solar Probe Will See Once It Reaches the Sun

Images from Parker's predecessors show us what it'll see once it arrives at the Sun.
NASA’s Solar Probe Found Things Near the Sun That We Can’t Explain

NASA’s Solar Probe Found Things Near the Sun That We Can’t Explain

Scientists say the unexplained rogue waves and high winds mean we are “missing something really fundamental in our standard models of the Sun.”
Harnessing the sun’s heat for industry could cut 10% of global carbon emissions

Harnessing the sun’s heat for industry could cut 10% of global carbon emissions

Concentrating solar energy to capture its heat is nothing new. But no plant had achieved temperatures in excess of 1,000°C.

Solar energy 'breakthrough' could replace fossil fuels in some industries

If solar energy is truly going to take over from fossil fuels, it needs to be hot enough for not only generating power, but replacing industrial processes outright -- and even the 1,049F of the best
Bill Gates-Backed Startup Uses AI to Create Solar Rays Hot Enough to Melt Steel

Bill Gates-Backed Startup Uses AI to Create Solar Rays Hot Enough to Melt Steel

Like a kid burning holes in their toys using a magnifying glass, solar furnaces essentially do the same thing on a much grander scale. The larger an array of reflectors you can build, the bigger the
The Startup ‘Heliogen’ Backed By Bill Gates  Announces A Breakthrough

The Startup ‘Heliogen’ Backed By Bill Gates Announces A Breakthrough

Heliogen is a startup not known to many. It recently surfaced the buzz when it announced a solar breakthrough.Heliogen aims to replace fuels with sunlight. Even though it sounds impossible for the
Sunshine will cover your daily commute

Sunshine will cover your daily commute

Startups, and even major automakers, are turning their cars into mobile solar arrays.
Solar-powered Lightyear One claims to break new ground in aerodynamics

Solar-powered Lightyear One claims to break new ground in aerodynamics

Dutch startup Lightyear is building a car that uses solar panels to boost range. Lightyear claims its creation is the world's most aerodynamic five-seat car.
Tesla Has a New Solar Roof—and Musk Says This One Will Work

Tesla Has a New Solar Roof—and Musk Says This One Will Work

Elon Musk revealed Version 3.0 of the Solar Glass Roof, which is made of solar panels, but looks like slate.
Tesla Has New Solar Roofs That Will Be Easier To Install

Tesla Has New Solar Roofs That Will Be Easier To Install

One of the green initiatives we’ve seen from Tesla comes in the form of solar roofs. While solar panels installed on roofs aren’t exactly new, Tesla’s idea is to make the entire roof out of solar
Tesla Solar Roof V3 is ready for scale as Elon Musk reveals “Solarglass”

Tesla Solar Roof V3 is ready for scale as Elon Musk reveals “Solarglass”

Tesla’s V3 Solar Roof is finally ready for primetime, solar panels that look like regular roofing tiles and the latest step in Elon Musk’s war on fossil fuels. The long-anticipated solar tiles take a
Tesla Solar Roof V3 is ready for scale as Elon Musk reveals “Solarglass”

Tesla Solar Roof V3 is ready for scale as Elon Musk reveals “Solarglass”

Tesla’s V3 Solar Roof is finally ready for primetime, solar panels that look like regular roofing tiles and the latest step in Elon Musk’s war on fossil fuels. The long-anticipated solar tiles take a

The UK likely got more power from renewables than fossil fuels last quarter

The UK generated more power from renewable sources than from fossil fuels in the third quarter of 2019. This is the first time that's happened since the UK opened its first public

Tesla may open 'Centers' to get around pro-dealership laws

Tesla may be planning an end-run around state laws that bar direct car sales and protect dealerships. Electrek sources claim the automaker is planning to open "Tesla Centers" in major urban areas that

The Energy Observer is a boat that makes its fuel out of seawater

Energy Observer is a vessel powered only by energy that it generates itself, be it the onboard solar panels, wind turbines or a hydrogen fuel cell. It's a floating laboratory, PR stunt and
How wind power developers are losing out to red tape in India

How wind power developers are losing out to red tape in India

For two years since the auctions, UPPCL didn't meet procedural requirements.
Are we finally at a tipping point on climate action?

Are we finally at a tipping point on climate action?

Both pessimists and optimists are right. The world hasn't done enough, but we've not been sitting still either.
Google announces 18 new renewable energy deals

Google announces 18 new renewable energy deals

Google today announced its largest package of renewable energy deals yet. Worth a total of 1,600-megawatts, the package includes 18 deals in the U.S., Chile and Europe. This brings Google’s current
One of India’s largest coal-mining states says it will not build new coal power plants

One of India’s largest coal-mining states says it will not build new coal power plants

The future of coal in India may not be as bright as some previously assumed.