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26 12 2019 | 12:00

Solar power required for all new California homes starting January 1st 2020

Landmark building rules will be first-in-the nation solar requirement California already generates more electricity from solar power than any other state. But now a dramatic expansion is about to…

13 12 2019 | 12:11

300 Mayors Call for More Solar Power.

Mayors representing 300 cities across the U.S. have signed on to a letter, released this week by Environment America Research & Policy Center, calling for a future powered by more clean renewable…

04 12 2019 | 15:28

A nomadic family that lives on solar energy!

The family members said they watch the television, use an induction stove for cooking and recharge their mobile phones through the electricity generated by solar panels. COIMBATORE: At a time when…

30 11 2019 | 10:17

A group of former university students in Africa are creating an energy-efficient home inspired by traditional architecture.

A portable, energy-efficient home that was originally built for a competition may be available on the market soon in Africa. The design was created by team Jua Jamii, a group of 40 former university…

20 11 2019 | 05:06

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19 11 2019 | 06:29

Rain or shine: new solar cell captures energy from raindrops.

A solar panel that can generate electricity from falling raindrops has been invented, enabling power to flow even when skies cloud over or the sun has set.

19 11 2019 | 06:15

Modified quantum dots capture more energy from light and lose less to heat.

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have synthesized magnetically-doped quantum dots that capture the kinetic energy of electrons created by ultraviolet light before it's wasted as heat. "This…

10 11 2019 | 05:15

247Solar and ROST to develop affordable solar power for the mining industry.

ROST International Trading, Ltd., and 247Solar Inc., has announced a definitive agreement for ROST to market 247Solar's modular, scalable concentrated solar power (CSP) technology to the worldwide…

08 11 2019 | 06:35

Solarglass Can Survive a Two-Story Pumpkin Drop. Elon Musk Has Video.

Tesla’s Solarglass can survive a pumpkin being dropped from a two-story building, a Halloween-themed test of durability that may ease questions about how the product could fare against inclement…

03 11 2019 | 07:42

Solar Sister helps women bring clean energy to sub-Saharan Africa.

They're ambassadors for the technology. In sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of millions of people live without electricity. Women often cook over indoor fires, and children study by the light of…

02 11 2019 | 12:38

Africa's largest solar park is finished!

This inspiring video takes viewers inside one of the world’s largest solar parks, the huge plant at Benban in Egypt. The video includes exclusive footage of this modern-day miracle from space. Benban…

30 10 2019 | 07:29

France's first floating solar power plant.

France has unveiled its first floating solar power plant. A total of 47,000 photovoltaic solar panels have been floated on the surface of a lake in Vaucluse in southern France. The project is the…

29 10 2019 | 13:40

Biological material boosts solar cell performance.

Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term "green technology." Adding the protein bacteriorhodopsin (bR) to perovskite solar cells…

22 10 2019 | 09:17

Introducing The First GivePower Solar Water Farm.

Kenya: Site of GivePower’s Solar Water Farm Kiunga, Kenya is a small fishing community of about 3500 people located just a few miles south of the Somalian border. The village is situated along the…

14 10 2019 | 09:59

Solar PV prices fall to record lows in tender for 900MW solar park in Dubai.

A consortium led by Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power had reportedly lodged a world record low price bid of $16.953 ($A25) a megawatt hour for a 900MW solar park in Dubai. The bid – reported by…

09 10 2019 | 14:20

Trump Kills a Tariff Loophole in Latest Blow to Renewable Energy.

The Trump administration dealt a fresh blow to renewable energy developers on Friday by stripping away an exemption the industry was counting on to weather the president’s tariffs on imported panels.

08 10 2019 | 08:23

Policy flip-flops will have India's renewable energy target missing by over 42%

Faced by many a regulatory challenge, policy flip-flops and also a steep fall in tariffs, the country is likely to miss the renewable energy target of 175 GW by 2022 by a wide margin, says a report…

27 09 2019 | 10:54

Tanzania's Int'l Trade Show on Solar Products, Eqpts & Machinery (7-9/11/2019).

Solar returns to Tanzania at the Diamond Jubilee Expo Center, Dar-es-Salaam 5th Solar Africa 2019, East Africa's largest Solar Technology Products, Machinery and Equipment fair, is back again this…

16 09 2019 | 09:38

Flexible solar cells a step closer to reality.

Solar cells that use mixtures of organic molecules to absorb sunlight and convert it to electricity, that can be applied to curved surfaces such as the body of a car, could be a step closer thanks to…

16 09 2019 | 09:26

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) finances two renewable projects in Sierra Leone and Kenya.

Two renewable energy projects in Africa are receiving funding from the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).