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...

Scientists select new solar sites

A new study in America has highlighted the importance of selecting sites for solar farms that don't impinge on farmland. With a growing global population, the agriculture industry has a pivotal role to play ...

BP makes solar move

BP is going to invest US$200 million in solar energy company Lightsource. The energy giant will help Lightsource advance its '6GW growth pipeline' - primarily targeted at Europe, India, the US and the Middle...

‘Becoming a two-planet species’

NASA has named five finalists in its challenge to find power solutions for humans travelling to Mars. Its 2018 Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge, delivered in collaboration with...

Off-grid solutions power communities

A leader in off-grid solar platforms has struck a $5 million financing deal to supply electricity to 150,000 Rwandans. BBOXX is currently supporting 250,000 Rwandans with its off-grid electricity technology ...

Island basks in solar power

(USA) Cuttyhunk Island in Massachusetts has basked in sustainability this summer as solar power provided the majority of its energy needs. The tiny island, which was home to the first trading settlement i...