Price of new solar energy plummets by 26% in one single year

It’s more profitable to start deploying new solar now than operating currently existing coal or nuclear plants.

Nobody is going to make coal great again, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance founder

Sorry, bro.

Roadmap aims to supercharge 139 countries to 100% renewable energy by 2050

Going 100% renewable eliminates 4-7 million air pollution deaths each year and creates 24 million long-term, full-time jobs.

Solar paint makes hydrogen fuel from solar energy and water vapor

Power from thin-ish air!

Earlier this month, California broke yet another green record using over 67% renewable power

Woob woob!

World’s biggest solar power plant might be built in Nevada — it’s supposed to power 1 million homes or as much as Hoover Dam

A huge concentrated solar power plant might open in Nevada, 2020 onward.

China covered all its new energy demand with renewables in 2015 — and there was still plenty left to spare

Power from thin air. Lots and lots of power.

Chernobyl is to become the world’s largest solar power plant

This huge area will finally produce energy — 30 years after the meltdown.

Planet Earth got hold of a new companion, and it’s here to stay

Not much bigger than an apartment building, 2016 HO3 has been confirmed as Earth’s newest satellite.

First solar-powered boat to cross the Atlantic embarks on historical journey

A little ship braving the ocean on its own.

The price of solar keeps falling, Dubai received the lowest ever asking bid for energy

A few days ago, India’s Energy Minister Piyush Goyal announced that solar energy became cheaper to produce than coal-powered, costing roughly 6 US cents/kWh. Now, it’s become even cheaper: the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received the lowest ever asking price for solar energy, at US 2.99 cents/kWh.

The solar system brought down to scale in Nevada desert

Every picture you’re likely to see of it shows planets and moons too close together prevents you from getting a feel of the size of our solar system. A group of friends plans to change that, however.

KTH researchers develop transparent wood for use in building and solar panels

Wood, one of the cheapest and most widely used construction materials humanity has ever employed, has just had its range of uses expanded; Researchers at Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a method of turning wood transparent that’s suitable for mass production.

UK set to unveil the world’s largest floating solar array

The largest floating solar array in the world is to be unveiled later this month, on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir, at Walton-on-Thames. The array is estimated to generate almost 6 million kWh in its maiden year of operations. The energy will be used to power London’s water treatment plants.

MIT develops new solar cells, 400 times more efficient and light enough to drape a soap bubble

An MIT research team has developed a new technology that will allow for the creation of lighter and thinner solar cells than ever before. While the team says there is still work to be done before making them commercially available, the panels already proved their efficacy in laboratory settings. They hope that their work will power the next generation of portable

France announces plans to pave 1,000 kilometers of road with solar panels

The French government announced its plan to build a 1,000 kilometer (621 mile) long stretch of solar panel-paved roads over the next five years. The locations for deployments have yet to be revealed. The fossil fuel tax is expected to bring in between 200 to 300 million euros ($220 to 440 million) of funding for the project coined “Positive Energy” .

Less burns for more sunshine: renewable and fossil fuel technology integration sounds like a beach-goer’s dream

Solar-aided power plants could mean less CO2 for a fraction of the costs of solar-only, paving the way for a full-renewable power supply.

Tech improvements enable energy conservation in the home

In this energy conscious age it has become more important than ever to ensure that between our homes, place of work, and general everyday life, we do whatever we can to keep energy usage as well as subsequent energy bills at a minimum. High Tech home management systems It’s nothing new to have your thermostat set on a timer; for

Solar flare causing some major trouble

As we were telling you recently, the biggest solar flare in the last 4 years is upon us, and while this doesn’t pose any direct danger for us, but the flare is making an impact throughout the world. Radio communications were disrupted, especially in China, but concern was generated everywhere throughout the world. However, experts say the Sun has just

A solar tsunami set to generate celestial show tonight

A huge plasma eruption that took place on the Sun has caused a “solar tsunami” of ionized atoms that are on a course for our planet on Tuesday night. Nothing to be too alarmed here, except for the disruption of some satellites. It will however generate quite a show, a rare and unpredictable one too. “It’s the first major Earth-directed