Disase carrying insects are attracted to light bulbs – a constraint of domestic solar energy.
Solar is a vital piece of the energy puzzle for Africa, but there is an insect problem that comes with the light from solar.
Real hot: the Ivanpah solar power plant and others like it use mirrors to produce heat to make steam and drive an electricity turbine.
The massive Ivanpah solar power plant uses natural gas – even more than it expected last year. It's not ideal, but solar power and natural gas are a powerful, and relatively 'green,' combination.
Rooftop solar panels: will they kill power companies or can they help them?
Many utilities see rooftop solar as a threat, but solar power can actually lower the cost of power they – and their consumers – need to pay during hours of high demand.
Renewable energy developers choose sunny locations, which can be near protected lands.
Study shows that many of the utility-scale solar power plants in California have been placed near protected and environmentally sensitive lands.
Australia has some catching up to do to match the rest of the world on large-scale solar.
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New funding for large-scale solar could be backing a winner, but only with the right leadership.
To no one’s surprise, a US study found that solar panel cells produce infrasound and low frequency noise which is way below audibility.
Internoise is the world’s premier research conference for acousticians. The 2015 meeting is being held right now in San Francisco. Buried among the hundreds of papers is one that you could easily take…
Will alternate solar technologies get a boost if solar overall grows?
Hillary Clinton's renewable energy plan is ambitious but, on a technical level, doable. Would it foster more solar technology innovation?
Solar thermal technology is still an outside bet - and not the kind of investment the CEFC was set up to make.
Environment minister Greg Hunt wants the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to focus on new technologies, not wind and solar. But that's not what it was set up to do, and Australia already has an agency for that.
Rwanda faces energy isues and renewable energy in rural parts of the country is vital for healthcare.
Rwanda requires the use of renewable energy to power up healthcare clinics in rural parts of the country.
Would you please tell me when my light turns green?
Tough Tory manifesto commitments and hatred of wind farms from the right will make it hard for the new government to meet its EU renewables commitments. Scotland might be able to help.
South Australia’s wind farms have coped without baseload power before - they can do it again.
Coal closures announced this week in South Australia will cause employment pain, but could also help pave the way for the state to go 100% renewable - something that modelling suggests is eminently possible.
A tandem solar cell made from silicon and metal-halide perovskite.
A hybrid approach to solar – using reliable silicon and new inexpensive material perovskite – shows promise for low-cost, efficient solar cells.
With rooftop solar installations soaring, utilities are nervous – for a few reasons.
Electric utilities want to quash distributed solar because they don't want the competition, right? Perhaps, but if you rely at all on the grid, you have a stake in this fight, too.