Posts tagged: solar farms

The Military Could Be About to Make Solar Power Way Better

The DOE’s recommendation that the military adopt solar backup generators means solar is about to get a military-style research boost. By: Avery Thompson Giant solar farms are springing up all over the country, and companies like Tesla are making it easier for the average consumer to buy rooftop solar panels to power their own homes. But solar is still […]

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How Solar Windows Could Put Transparent Panels Everywhere

“Solar window” sounds like an oxymoron. Here’s how it could actually work. By: Avery Thompson As we move away from fossil fuels like coal and gas as sources of energy, one of the better ways to produce power is by harvesting light from the sun. Solar panels are rapidly becoming cheaper and more efficient, and […]

Solar and Wind Energy are Taking Over the Longhorn State

Texas is looking to remain America’s energy hub in the renewable era by pioneering wind and solar production By: MATTHEW ROZSA Could Texas, a state synonymous with Big Oil, wind up leading a renewable-energy revolution? If the Texans interviewed by Voice of America in an article published Tuesday are to be believed, the answer could be yes, particularly […]

Thursday November 3rd, 2016 in , , , | No Comments »

Chile Has So Much Solar Energy It’s Giving It Away for Free

By: Vanessa Dezem, Javiera Quiroga Spot prices reached zero for 113 days this year through April Solar power on Chile’s central grid quadrupled since 2013 Chile’s solar industry has expanded so quickly that it’s giving electricity away for free. Spot prices reached zero in parts of the country on 113 days through April, a number […]