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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...

The Beauty of the World’s Largest Solar Project

Deep in the Mojave Desert, the mirrors of Ivanpah Solar follow the sun. Fifty miles southeast of Las Vegas, at the edge of the California-Nevada border in the Mojave,...

Solar-Powered Mobile Classrooms to Roam Africa

For African students living in remote, off-the-grid locations, learning about computers and digital technology is virtually impossible. But what if the digital world...

Why some states are making going solar more expensive

It’s getting harder to figure out whether converting your home to solar energy makes financial sense as utilities adopt new ways to pay customers who pump electricity...

How Solar and Wind Got So Cheap, So Fast

A funny change has happened this year: People have become tepidly optimistic about climate change. That’s not because the UN climate negotiations currently underway in...

Solar advocates drop off 31k petitions at PUC

SolarCity employees Leah Miller, right, and Jessica Deal helped drop off 31,650 petitions at the Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday. The petitions urge the states...

The Solar Company Making a Profit on Poor Africans

M-Kopa plans to be a $1 billion company by selling solar panels to rural residents—and providing them with credit. Tom Opiyo is the best-performing salesperson at...

25 American Companies Go Big With Solar

America’s biggest brands are choosing solar, not only for the environmental benefits but also for the boost it can bring to their bottom lines. The fourth edition of...