Solar energy involves the use of heat engines and photovoltaic solar panels for electrical generation. Applications includes space heating and cooling, distillation and disinfection of potable water, daylighting, water heating and industrial purposes.
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1 | May 24, 2013 9:12am |
Old habits die hard. As natural gas prices rise, coal has reversed its slide and surged ahead as the clear leader in electric power generation. CO2? What CO2?
17 | May 23, 2013 12:33pm |
Two entrepreneurs have some advice for would-be startup founders: Don't spend too much time planning when you should be selling.
4 | May 21, 2013 3:00am |
The solar company's plans to roll out an energy storage product marks a shift within the industry to offer more services.
4 | May 16, 2013 9:36am |
The bloom is sliding off the rose of renewables. Electric and hybrid vehicles losing favor too. What about nuclear?
28 | May 16, 2013 4:51am |
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe securing country's energy and economic future.
7 | May 13, 2013 6:25am |
The big glass panels that are built into skyscrapers could soon produce solar power.
2 | May 12, 2013 7:44pm |
The South African native is challenging the legacy rules of U.S. power generation and financing, seeking to make clean energy as cost-effective as electricity generated by fossil fuels.
6 | May 7, 2013 3:00am |
A small California company thinks it knows how to finally harness fusion power, the Holy Grail of energy. Its latest investor is the Russian government.
4 | May 6, 2013 6:24am |
Four Harvard University women created a soccer ball that generates electricity for use in off-grid areas of the world. It is having a powerful impact.
11 | May 6, 2013 3:00am |
Daredevils piloting a solar plane will embark on the first transcontinental flight of its kind across the U.S. starting tomorrow
1 | May 2, 2013 7:50pm |
Verizon's $100 million clean power project aims to do more than cut carbon emissions and boost its green street cred.
May 1, 2013 9:28am |
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
29 | May 1, 2013 3:00am |
Your window might be an unlikely place to plug-in your smartphone, but a team of designers has made that possible with a novel take on the portable charger.
1 | April 29, 2013 7:31pm |
Has the photovoltaic industry's agonizing four-year run of squeezed profits and bankruptcies ended? And will people still buy as the cost climbs?
45 | April 24, 2013 3:41am |
Terrestrial Energy's safe, liquid reactor could be ready in eight years.
10 | April 23, 2013 4:55am |
Swiss giant ABB paying big bucks for - an inverter maker? This isn't pinup stuff, but it could be rock solid business.
April 22, 2013 8:53am |
The $204 million whopper is part of a renewable energy push.
11 | April 22, 2013 4:35am |
Solar power added twice as much to the grid in the first quarter of 2013 as it did in all of 2012.
7 | April 22, 2013 3:10am |
Can a new project aimed at concentrating sunlight bring solar power back in fashion?
3 | April 22, 2013 2:38am |