Solar power for all weathers

(CANADA) Biogenic solar cells - made of 'living organisms' - can convert light from the sun into energy even in places not blessed with good weather. And a team of researchers from the University of Briti...

Solar and wind set to clean up

The annual New Energy Outlook (NEO) published this month by Bloomberg NEF indicates wind and solar are set to further dominate energy markets. By 2050, the NEO estimates these sources will provide '50% of wo...

Off-grid power connects communities

(AUSTRALIA) Off-grid renewable power is turning the electricity on for isolated communities worldwide. Indigenous communities in Australia are benefitting from a multi-million dollar government backed off...

Solar journey arrives in Vegas

(USA) North Las Vegas is home to Amazon's 17th rooftop solar installation. Located at the corporate giant's fulfillment center in the city, it is another step towards the 50 rooftop systems it plans to ha...

Deserts offer energy solutions

Africa's new collaborative Desert to Power initiative could provide electricity to around 250 million people. Supported by the African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Africa50 investme...

Californian homes to incorporate solar

(USA) The California Energy Commission will decide this week if the majority of new homes built in California should be mandated to include solar panels from 2020. California has plenty of sun to take adv...

Dubai increases clean energy share

The latest stage in the development of a record-breaking solar park in Dubai has increased the Emirate's clean energy share to 4%. By 2050 Dubai wants 75% of its power output to be from clean sources and the...

Aussies forecast cheaper clean energy

Australia wants to find more effective ways to use weather forecasting for predicting the power output of solar and wind projects. The Government has pledged $10 million in support to allow the Australian Re...

Clean energy proves cost-effective

The falling costs of renewables means the "economic case for building new coal and gas capacity is crumbling", according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Research published by BNEF indicates the price...

Green light for Aussie solar project

(AUSTRALIA) Plans to build a a 150MW solar energy plant in South Australia have been given the go ahead. Innovators Magazine reported last August that SolarReserve had been selected to deliver the $650 mi...