US schools urged to find solar buddy

An initiative in America is using the 'buddy system' to encourage schools to switch to solar energy. Solar Schools 2025, led by the nonprofit, Renewable Nation, is matching schools that have incorporated sol...

Learn more about solar energy

How many hours of sun does the planet need to power itself for a year? One. Solar power sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Download the e-book from The Climate Reality Project to read more about the treme...

Whispering gallery gives extra energy

(USA) Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a coating that increases the efficiency of solar cells by 20%. The nanoscale coating can be incorporated in th...

Are bald men walking solar panels?

Bald-headed males could help accelerate the shift a future powered entirely by clean energy, according to new research. January's global baldness census reveals that 58% of men over 43 are currently bald. An...

Solar powers airport hubs

A Swiss airport is showing strong leadership in advancing sustainable practices. Genève Aéroport plans to generate 7.5 GWh of clean energy from solar panels placed across the airport's roof, enough to meet t...

Nature-inspired solar power

Scientists at Stanford have made a nature-inspired breakthrough that could cut the costs of solar energy technology. Perovskite, a material as efficient as 'conventional solar cells made of silicon' in harne...

Victoria sets clean energy targets

The Australian state of Victoria is set to become the first in the country to commit to specific renewable energy targets and investment levels. Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, introduced the Victorian ...

Audi strikes solar car deal

Audi plans to use solar energy to increase the range of its electric vehicles. The carmaker has inked a deal with Alta Devices, a subsidiary of Hanergy Thin Film Power, a leading 'thin-film solar technology ...

Solar revolution takes to the road

(INDIA) With more than 310 days of sunshine annually India is rather well placed to tap into the benefits of solar energy. To encourage the nation to get behind it, Greenpeace India has been touring Delhi...

First solar farm in a refugee camp

(JORDAN) The "world's first solar energy farm in a refugee camp" has been opened in Jordan's Azraq refugee camp. Earlier this month the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, turned on the camp's new 8.75 million euro...