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High-Soaring Balloons Could Be The Future Of Solar Energy

When it comes to solar energy, we’ve long known that solar panels must be placed in areas with as much access to sunlight as possible for optimal power output. But...

The North Carolina town that’s scared of solar panels, revisited

On December 8, a modest local newspaper, the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald,published a story that ended up going viral, bouncing from Reddit to more than 220 other sites....

Red Tape and Installation Prove Biggest Challenge to Solar Today

Solar energy is surging in the United States, but the biggest boost isn’t coming from better hardware. Instead, innovative business models and cutting red tape are the...

What Just Happened in Solar Is a Bigger Deal Than Oil Exports

The clean-energy boom is about to be transformed. In a surprise move, U.S. lawmakers agreed to extend tax credits for solar and wind for another five years. This will...

How rural Mexico was turned on to solar power

It may be 2015, but across the planet one in seven of us lack access to electricity. In rural Mexico, one company is looking to transform the lives of people with a...

How California is Leading The Way in Solar Innovation

California is at the forefront of the solar energy movement in the United States, producing more solar potential than other state in the country. Already a leader in...

New Funding Model May Boost Rooftop Solar In China

China may currently be the world’s largest producer of solar panels and a solar farm leader. However, it ranks low in terms of how much small-scale rooftop solar is...

Kenya’s M-Kopa is set to deliver solar power to a million homes in east Africa

Renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa have attracted over $25 billion in investments to date. The African Union recently announced a plan to invest another $20...

Africa-shaped solar plant lights up Rwanda

  It’s billed as the fastest infrastructure project ever built in Africa. Only one year passed from signing the agreement to construct the 8.508 megawatt...

How India’s Solar Ambitions Can Become Reality

The most significant: New Delhi’s pledge to increase the amount of solar power that can be generated in the country to 100 gigawatts by 2022. That’s more than 20...

Solar CEO Has Choice Words For Congress On Climate Change

PARIS, FRANCE — Andrew de Basse, CEO of solar project developer Conergy, had some choice words for members of the United States Congress at the Earth To Paris summit...

With Rooftop Solar Booming, California Utilities Want to Charge More

This winter, solar companies and utilities are headed for a showdown. Regulators will soon be deciding whether Californians installing solar panels will have to pay new...