India cancels plans for huge coal power station – because solar energy is getting so cheap

By ZME Science  India is the world’s second most populous country, and one of the fastest growing economies. Several projections put future India as the world’s most populous country and the [...]

UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar

From BBC News A record amount of solar power was generated on Friday as Britain basked in sunshine and temperatures of up to 28C, the National Grid has said. It said 8.7 gigawatts (GW) had been [...]


Solar innovations mean we can bring power to the 1 billion who still live without it

BY BEN SCHILLER for FastCompany A few years ago, Bill Gates annoyed some people in the renewables industry by saying that solar and wind were effectively expensive luxuries that only richer [...]

Solar suitcase program brings light to 2,400 Kenyans

From eSolar Energy News Students across Northern and Central California will have the opportunity to bring clean, renewable energy to communities in Kenya through Pacific Gas and Electric [...]

How off-grid solutions can tackle energy poverty

From DW More than a billion people around the world still don’t have access to electricity. The 2017 Poor People’s Energy Outlook argues that improved financing for small-scale [...]

Thin transparent film could improve electronics and solar cells

By Printed Electronics World A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, have discovered a new nano-scale thin film material with the highest-ever conductivity in its class. The [...]


China is planning ahead for life after coal

By Janet Xuanli Liao, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Energy Security Studies, University of Dundee China’s remarkable growth over the past three decades has elevated it to global [...]


Trial floating solar installation in Orlando is first of hopefully many for Florida utility

by  Kelly Pickerel for Solar Power World Minnesota might be known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but Florida is pretty water-dense too. The state has 30,000 lakes spread across three million acres [...]


This is Hawaii’s solar powered island

by Danielle Muoio Tech Reporter, Tech Insider Tesla will power the Hawaiian island of Kauai with solar panels and its giant battery packs. Tesla officially unveiled the project Wednesday morning [...]