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June 25, 2019: Electric cars are better for the environment than fossil fuel-burning vehicles, but they still rely on the grid, which can be variously dirty or clean depending on what sources it uses for its energy. The new Lightyear One is a prototype vehicle that would improve that by collecting the power it needs to run from [&...
June 25, 2019: The event on July 2 will be the only total solar eclipse of the year.
June 24, 2019: Native American lands are home to an estimated 17.6 terawatt-hours of solar energy potential, but 14% of all tribal households have no access to electricity – ten times the national average. A new public-private approach could close this gap by adding renewables and good jobs.
June 24, 2019: Wind and solar power are set to make up almost half of electricity generation by 2050, as costs continue to fall and restrictions on high-carbon fuels start to bite. But other sources will be needed to completely decarbonize the economy, such as nuclear, gas-to-power and carbon capture and storage.
June 24, 2019: Treasury proposes rise from 5% to 20%, while the tax on coal will stay at lower rateHomes hoping to shrink their carbon footprints by installing a solar-battery system face a steep VAT increase from October under new laws proposed by HMRC.The Treasury put forward legislation on Monday to raise VAT for home solar-bat...
June 24, 2019: Solar is booming in Georgia, and it's not because of state mandates supporting renewable energy or concerns about climate change. Instead, powerful market forces are driving the growth.
June 20, 2019: Fisher River Cree Nation is aiming to generate clean power and an ongoing source of revenue from a new one megawatt solar farm, the biggest 'utility scale' array in Manitoba.
June 20, 2019: The solar system is more than a row of nine circles. Try 18,000 of them.
June 20, 2019: Falling costs will drive solar and wind, supported by energy storage, to become the dominant source of electricity production by 2050, according to BloombergNEF.
June 19, 2019: The Fisker Karma had a solar panel in the roof, too, so this shouldn't come as a surprise.
June 18, 2019: The Clinton Foundation is helping fund a floating solar panel facility off the coast of the Seychelles that could begin operations as early as 2020.
June 17, 2019: A who's who of global law firms have teamed up to streamline legal costs for solar power projects and unlock more investment. Especially in Africa.
June 14, 2019: Rivian, the once secretive company that made its public debut in November with an electric pickup truck and SUV, plans to give its batteries a second life and put them to work in a solar microgrid project in Puerto Rico. The automaker is teaming up with The Honnold Foundation, an organization started by Alex Honnold...
June 14, 2019: Millions of floating islands, clustered together, that convert carbon dioxide to methanol fuel could help reduce the amount of green house gases in the atmosphere, according to researchers from Norway and Switzerland.
June 13, 2019: Bifacial solar modules, which generate power from the front and the back, have been exempted from President Trump’s trade tariffs offering a welcome boost to the U.S. solar sector.
June 12, 2019: Every now and then, stars on the other side of the galaxy let off massive superflares. New research suggests that our sun could be capable of shooting a superflare in our direction, and it might be relatively soon.
June 12, 2019: The waters of the Persian Gulf are filled with offshore rigs, drilling below the sea to pump oil and gas to the surface. Soon, however, they may be the location for a more environmentally-sustainable energy source
June 12, 2019: An eclipses have been observed for thousands of years. Only in the past few centuries have we really been able to predict them.
June 11, 2019: The new cars being tried out in Porto Santo can sell solar power electricity back to the island grid.
June 11, 2019: Tesla is currently installing its solar roof product in eight states, according to Elon Musk speaking at the Tesla Annual Shareholders Meeting on Tuesday. The solar roof tile project has had a relatively long genesis, since being first unveiled three years ago in 2016. In 2017, the company claimed its first ever ins...
June 10, 2019: Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section. I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week. Investors are increasingly hopeful about a cut in interest rates after Friday’s news that...
June 10, 2019: Where to find the location of Fortnite's Fortbyte #95, Found At A Solar Panel Array In The Jungle.
June 10, 2019: NASA's James Webb Telescope will open up an entirely new avenue for searching for extraterrestrial life.
June 10, 2019: The Planetary Society is launching the Lightsail 2, a type of craft that could eventually explore other solar systems.
June 9, 2019: Government also wants to encourage people with rooftop panels to install batteriesBritain’s biggest energy companies will have to buy renewable energy from their own customers under new laws to be introduced this week.Homeowners who install new rooftop solar panels from 1 January 2020 will be able to lower their b...