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Solar-Powered Retreat in New Zealand Built For Only $75,000

There is a gleaming white artificial tree house floating over Linton, New Zealand. It's called the SkySphere, and its designer, Jono Williams, put it...

Solar-Powered Pod Allows You to Live Anywhere Off the Grid, Now For Sale

Your carbon footprint can't get much smaller than living in this futuristic-looking tiny house. The best part is that you can park it anywhere and begin generating your own...

Help Us Build Solar Tiny House for Homeless Mom and 4-yo Girl

A homeless mom who is always volunteering her time to help others is about to move out of a public shelter and into the...

IKEA Lights Up Kids’ Faces in Refugee Camps Installing Solar Lights

Thousands of refugees fleeing Syria have been welcomed in Jordanian camps, but they’ve left behind more than their homes and businesses – they have...

When a Solar Plant Becomes a Sculpture Garden, Tulip Power Blooms

Who says a power plant can’t be pretty? This 100-foot-tall structure in the shape of a tulip can deliver clean, sustainably-produced energy, even at night,...

Maasai Women & Donkeys Bring Solar Power to Those Who Need it Most

Using donkeys to haul their equipment, groups of women in Kenya are going door to door, hoping villagers will see the light–and benefits–of adding...

47 Kenyan Villages to Get a “Solar Powered Classroom in a Box”

Just add sunshine, and you’ve got an instant classroom. The “Solar Classroom in a Box,” a solar powered modular pod built entirely off the electrical...

Solar-Powered ‘Mayflower’ to Cross Ocean 400 Years After Pilgrim Voyage

You could call it Mayflower 2.0. If all goes as planned, this high-tech, solar-and-wind-powered ship will follow the same route its pioneering namesake took, ‘from...

Booming Wind and Solar Power Has Slashed Europe’s CO2 Emissions

Windmills and solar panels are helping to clean the air in Europe – and causing greenhouse gas emissions to plummet. Renewable energy in place of...

Japan’s Abandoned Golf Greens Find New Life As Solar Power Farms

Japan’s abandoned and bankrupt golf courses are getting a “Mulligan” — a second chance — as solar power stations. The Kyocera Corporation announced last week...

New U.S. Plan for Solar Power Will Light Up Low-Income Homes

The White House has unveiled a new solar power initiative that promises to expand solar energy to slow-income communities, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and...

Solar Panels in the Shape of a Heart Will Show Love for the Planet

What better way to say you love the environment than by building a heart-shaped solar power plant? This is what the “Heart of New Caledonia”...

Solar Is Lighting the Way for Recovery in Nepal

Renewable energy companies have formed a coalition to re-power the country after its massive earthquake. After the natural disaster on April 25, Gham Power, a...

This Bike Path Paved With Solar Panels Can Power One Home For a Year

A bike path made of solar cells has shocked it’s creators with just how much electricity it’s generating. In its first six months, the 230-foot...
Solar-powered landfill with geomembrane

From Gross to Green: Toxic Dump Will Become Solar Farm in San Fran

Local and federal officials announced plans to build a solar farm at a San Francisco area garbage dump to “serve as a model for...

Solar Solution: MIT Creates Way to Make Salt Water Drinkable

The world is awash in seawater that we can’t drink or use for crops. To help people in drought-stricken areas from California to India,...

IKEA to Upgrade 10,000 Refugee Family’s Tents to Modular Solar Shelters

For years, millions of families seeking shelter from war and other turmoil have had to live in refugee tents made of little more than...

Power Cables a Thing of the Past? How About Solar Energy Beamed From Space?

Annoyed with power lines that can be knocked over by trees, rain and wind? The Japanese might get rid of them for good, now...

Solar Plane Attempts Round the World Flight Without a Drop of Fuel

Two Swiss pilots attempting the first flight around the world in a solar-powered plane completed the maiden leg of their voyage from Abu Dhabi...

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...