As the energy revolution gains pace, huge numbers of PV panels are already going to landfill. Many are still usable and even those that aren’t contain valuable materials that shouldn’t be discarded.
Canada can meet its carbon emission reduction targets, make food cheap again and open up a gigantic trade surplus with the U.S. by shading farm crops with solar panels.
The very people most in need of the cost savings from installing solar panels are missing out. Better policies are needed to make home solar systems accessible to all Australians.
To achieve low or even no electricity bills, there are three areas owners of home solar systems should focus on getting right.
Mining nodules from the deep ocean seabed could provide the metals crucial for today’s EV batteries and renewable energy technology, but little is known about the harm it could cause.
People are starting to notice the weather and climate, and to understand climate change better than ever before.
The 2022 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes have been awarded for outstanding achievements in scientific research, innovation and teaching.
All French car parks bigger than 80 spaces will be covered with solar panels.
Subsidies are often a policy go-to for governments wanting to encourage more climate-friendly behaviours. But they should be used with caution.
Jobs in the clean energy industry are expected to grow thanks to a historic federal investment in fighting climate change. Many of the jobs have low barriers to entry, an expert says.
Until now, a more expensive type of silicon was used to produce the highest-efficiency solar panels. Now there’s a way to use cheaper raw materials, cutting the cost of solar power for everyone.
North America’s 2021 extreme heat event should compel governments to scale innovations from leading cities and countries to advance resilient, restorative and renewable cities.
Solar panels and electric cars come with their own environmental trade-offs like increased mining and extraction.
Only 13% of US solar industry jobs are currently in manufacturing. The Biden administration hopes the sector will grow fast, but that might not be so simple.
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s most sunlit regions. A prototype generator uses that sunlight in place of diesel to support unreliable electricity grids.
Such tension has played out over many decades between agricultural communities and coal companies. We can avoid history repeating itself if we urgently set the right policies and laws in place.
Re-using elements from solar panels is essential to mitigate climate change, says an expert
A group of powerful countries have agreed ‘green corridors’ for emissions-free shipping by 2025, but that’s not even half the battle.
Embodied emissions in buildings could be a hidden setback for carbon reduction targets.
India and China are the cheapest places to install rooftop solar, while the US, Japan and the UK are the most expensive.