‘Solar Mamas’ Get Power to Rural Mexicans Utilities Can’t Reach

By Adam Williams for Bloomberg In a remote village on southern Mexico’s Pacific coast, 62-year-old fisherman Jose Barriento relaxed on a rope hammock after dinner in a darkened room with bare [...]


Study: wind and solar can power most of the United States

Wind, solar, and storage could meet 90–100% of America’s electricity needs By John Abraham for The Guardian In order to combat climate change, we need to rapidly move from fossil fuel energy to [...]


Why rooftop gardens cool cities

They’re not just a good-looking addition. By Jan Ellen Spiegel for Yale Climate Connections City rooftops are getting a makeover. Instead of concrete, many are now covered by grasses, [...]


Cinch Hub makes solar-powered pop-up tents more modular

By Michael Irving for New Atlas Pop-up tents are designed to spring into shape in a matter of seconds, sparing you the tedious task of setting up that goes against the camping spirit of escaping [...]


Solar power: Here’s where your state now ranks

By Tom DiChristopher for CNBC California remains the undisputed champion of solar power, but there are plenty of movers and shakers outside the top five in this year’s ranking of solar PV [...]

How Zero Mass is using solar panels to pull drinkable water directly from the air

Zero Mass’ ambitious plan to change water By Lauren Goode for The Verge At some point while standing on the roof of an old car dealership in Scottsdale, Arizona, I noted that it was hot outside. [...]

Morocco turns the Sahara desert into a solar energy oasis

From PBS.org Judy Woodruff: Next, we turn to Morocco, home to the largest solar energy plant in the world. Today, the planet Earth meets over 80 percent of its energy needs with either coal, oil [...]

A Visit to Chernobyl as It Transforms Into a Solar Farm

Energy production is about to resume at the site of the worst nuclear accident in history. BY DARMON RICHTER for Atlas Obscura n April 1986 the nuclear accident at Chernobyl devastated a large [...]