Solar Power Does What? 4 Unusual Uses of Photovoltaic Technology

From It’s becoming more common to find solar panels on rooftops, but that’s just one of thousands of places where they are generating power. As costs drop and energy production rises, [...]


Navajo Tribal Utility Authority opens first large-scale solar farm

From the Farmington Daily Times, by Noel Lyn Smith  An entity of the Navajo Nation has taken its first step to generating electricity by starting a solar farm on 200 acres five miles north of [...]


Musana Carts provides clean, solar-powered street vending carts

We joined the food revolution—and you can, too Africa’s urban areas are booming, experiencing a high urban growth rate over the last two decades at 3.5% per year. This growth rate is expected to [...]


This U.S. City Now Requires Solar Panels on all New Homes

By Tom Ward for Futurism From mid-September onward, solar panels will be mandatory for new homes in South Miami, Florida. The law — which was passed with a four-to-one majority — states that [...]


MiaSolé Solar Cells help propel Solar Boat Twente to victory!

2kWp of MiaSolé solar cells have helped the Solar Boat Twente team achieve third place in the Monaco Solar & Electric Boat challenge. Solar Boat Twente is a student team at the University of [...]


The World’s First Power Plant Combining Hydroelectricity and Solar Energy Is Now Open

From Futurism The world’s first power plant combining hydroelectric and solar power is now operational in Portugal. The Alto Rabagão dam has been outfitted with 840 floating solar panels, which [...]


‘Solar trees’ sprout across Florida in push to promote solar energy

By Brooke Baitinger for the Sun Sentinel Florida Power & Light is planting large devices across Florida that look like trees and harness the power of the sun to create electricity. The [...]


Azraq, the world’s first refugee camp powered by renewable energy

By UN Refugee Agency The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. Funded by the IKEA Foundation’s Brighter Lives for Refugees [...]

An entire region of China just ran on 100% renewable energy for 7 days

by Leanna Garfield for the Guardian From Pittsburgh to Frankfurt, cities around the world are pledging to stop burning fossil fuels for electricity by 2050 or sooner. But the Chinese province [...]


MiaSolé solar modules are perfect for Mobike bike sharing

Bike sharing is very popular in China. Mobike, a bike sharing company, asks users to imagine a world where you can pick up and leave a bike at your convenience. The company provides a bike [...]