Solar-powered Africa “never more possible and less expensive”: energy chief
By Maina Waruru ABU DHABI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A “solar revolution” is coming to Africa, comparable in scale and importance to the rapid surge in...
How drones are helping design the solar power plants of the future
A cottage industry is growing around new technology for solar power developers to design, build and operate solar farms to help compete with fossil fuel power
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A new building in Copenhagen is covered by 12,000 colourful solar tiles, making it one of the largest building-integrated solar power plants in Denmark.
Solar panels get a face-lift with custom designs
MIT Sloan School of Management spinout Sistine Solar, founded by alumni Senthil Balasubramanian and Ido Salama, creates custom solar panels designed to mimic home facades and other environments, with aims of enticing more homeowners to install photovoltaic systems.
China Doubled Its Solar Capacity In 2016
China's solar capacity doubled in 2016 and is set to double again as the country takes bold steps to increase its access to clean renewable power to 20% by 2030. It will invest $364 billion to achieve that goal.
Paris Climate Agreement could be accomplished with the world economy gaining $19 trillion, says report - Electrek
A new report is out this week examining the feasibility of the Paris Climate Agreement, with recommendations to policymakers as to how it might be accomplished and what effects its adoption would have on the world economy. The study concludes that, in a conservative case, the world could gain .8% GDP in 2050, or $19 trillion cumulatively […]
New solar glitter can make virtually anything solar powered
Sandia National Laboratories and mPower Technology signed a licensing agreement for microsystems enabled photovoltaics, bringing solar glitter closer to market.
Lightweight 'printed solar' securing energy future
A new type of solar panel made by printing electronic ink onto clear plastic sheets is being tested at the University of Newcastle in an Australian-first.
EGEB: 100% clean energy for US by 2050, California 85% renewables for 5 hours, more - Electrek
Electrek Green Energy Brief: A technical, financial and political analysis via a weekday review of important news 100 by ’50 Act – legislation that would phase out the use of fossil fuels in the US by 2050 – Probability of it being seen on the floor of Congress is close to zero %. However, that’s not the purpose […]
Clean Energy Isn't Just the Future—It's the Present
Renewables provided 55 percent of all new electrical capacity worldwide last year, the most ever. In some regions, solar is the cheapest source of power, and it will only get cheaper. Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that a watt of power from ground-mounted solar will drop a further 36 percent by 2025. Solar's appeal isn't just one of cost. It's the most democratized and decentralized power source. Solar systems sometimes feature a single panel; others line hundreds of acres of desert…