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No sun? No problem — this solar panel harvests energy from raindrops, too

By Luke Dormehl for Digital Trends We are used to solar panels which can harvest power from sunlight during the day. But how about a new type of solar cell that is able to generate power from [...]

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India now has a railway station that’s fully powered by solar energy

By Sushma U N for Quartz India After experimenting with solar-powered train coaches last year, India’s diesel-guzzling railways now have an entire station that runs on renewable energy. The [...]

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Solar Beats Coal on U.S. Jobs

The industry put twice as many people to work last year than its fossil-fuel counterpart By Brian Eckhouse for Bloomberg For all the talk about coal-industry employment, solar energy accounted [...]

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California regulators approve plan to mandate solar panels on new home construction

California regulators Wednesday approved a historic plan to mandate rooftop solar panels on most new single-family homes built in the state. The California Energy Commission’s action is [...]

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Hanergy lights up Africa with solar energy

BEIJING, April 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hanergy, a pioneering multinational clean energy company, today announced the launch of its “Lighting Africa” Project, under which the [...]

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Dubai Adds 200 Megawatts of Solar Power in Renewables Push

By Anthony Dipaola for Bloomberg Dubai took another step toward completing what it says will be the largest solar park of its kind, inaugurating a 200-megawatt facility with partners Electricite [...]

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Renewable power could make hydrogen cheaper than gas, study finds

By Sam Morgan for Euractiv Hydrogen prices are set to fall dramatically if enough surplus solar and wind energy can be utilised in the gas’s production, according to a new study which says [...]

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During Puerto Rico’s Blackout, Solar Microgrids Kept The Lights On

As the utility on the island continues to fail, new systems of renewables–installed after the storm–are showing what a more resilient grid could look like. By BY ADELE PETERS at Fast Company [...]

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Solar cells that work in low light could charge devices indoors

By Robert F. Service for Science Magazine Imagine never having to charge your phone, e-reader, or tablet again. Researchers report that they have created solar cells that work at a record [...]

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6 solar roads shaking up infrastructure around the world

By Lacy Cooke for inhabitat Roads aren’t just for walking or driving anymore. Solar road or pathway projects around the world are showing that streets can both provide firm footing and [...]