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Exciting New Study Says That Crops Thrive Underneath Solar Panels—and the Panels Produce More Energy

Not only does the new agricultural system help fruit and vegetables to thrive in arid regions, it could also improve the health of farmers.

These Cheap Little Refrigerators Can Provide Cooling Without Needing Any Kind of Power

MIT researchers have filed for patents on their inexpensive little refrigerators that require no power. The passive system, which is primarily being hailed as a way to preserve food and medications in hot off-grid locations, is essentially a high-tech version of a parasol.

Book-Sized Solar Panels Could Power a Whole Home in New Breakthrough

This scientist's groundbreaking solar technology could change the game for the renewable energy industry.

Tesla’s Solar Roof May Actually Be Cheaper Than Your Own Roof

Almost 6 months ago, media sources were speculating on the prices of Tesla's solar roofing tiles – and now, the numbers are in In contrast...

Renewable Energy Now Employs Almost 10M People Worldwide

Renewable energy isn't just good for the environment – it's good for the worldwide workforce, too. A new report published earlier this week by the...

California Sun Produces So Much Power That Electricity Prices Turn Negative

California girls aren't the only things that are melting popsicles this spring. This new report shows that the beautiful, blazin' California sun was so strong...

This Cheap, Portable Solar Panel Will Be the iPad of Renewables

These new sustainable electric devices are being called real game-changers for a more accessible solar market.

Solar Panel Construction Expands at ‘Eye-Popping’ Pace

The fight against climate change is seeing a favorable turn thanks to a new report on the unbelievably fast-growing rate of the solar industry.

Solar Power in US Sets New Records, Beats Natural Gas for the First Time

For the first time in history, solar beat out natural gas in new additions to generating capacity on the American electrical grid last year. More...
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Despite Low Oil Prices, Renewables Attract Record $329 Billion in 2015

Despite bargain basement prices for oil and natural gas, renewable energies like solar and wind raked in a record $329.3 billion of investment last...

Solar Power in the UK Almost Doubled in 2014

Solar power in the UK almost doubled in 2014, with total installations on homes, businesses, and even bridges, surpassing 650,000, according to year end...

Solar Energy That Doesn’t Block the View

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar panel that when placed over a window creates solar energy...
Earth Infrared radiation-Steven J Byrnes-Harvard

Capturing Energy From Earth’s Emissions for Renewable Power

When the sun sets on a remote desert outpost and solar panels shut down, what energy source will provide power through the night? A...
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Slowly, Asia’s Factories Begin to Turn Green

Intel’s new $1 billion chip factory in Vietnam, about 10 miles from downtown Ho Chi Minh City, embraces environmental and sustainability measures far beyond...
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Renewable Village Offers Lifeline to Fukushima Farmers

It seems the most unlikely place to try to put a utopian blueprint into practice. Yet a patch of land in Fukushima, the Japanese...
solar window stained glass-Sarah Hall Studio

Church Uses Modern Stained Glass to Capture Solar Energy

A collection of eye-catching stained glass installations by a Toronto artist is generating solar power at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon. The...
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Peru To Provide Free Solar Power To 2 Million Of Its Poorest Residents

Peru has initiated a new solar panel program that will provide electricity to more than 2 million of its poorest residents. Currently, only 66%...
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Solar Discovery Sets New Record

Solar engineers have developed an innovative method to dramatically improve the electrical efficiency of solar panels while also reducing the cost. The team at...
solar glass in rainbow colors

Colorful ‘Solar Glass’ Means Entire Buildings Can Generate Clean Power

A UK solar power company announced a £2m funding boost Tuesday that will help to manufacture solar glass in a wide range of colors...
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Good Year for Farmers Making Solar Power on the Side

It's been a good year for Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec farmers who bought into solar energy. Farmer Michael Donohue estimates his investment of...