This Man Is Trying to Put Mirrors in Space to Generate Solar Power at Night
Ben Nowack and Tons of Mirrors is solving solar energy's nighttime problem.
This Solar Tower Generates Jet Fuel From Water and Light
Researchers believe the process could curtail the aviation sector's contribution to global carbon emissions.
Harnessing the Night Sky to Generate Electricity Can Complement Solar, Scientists Say
What if we could generate power from the Sun during the day, and the dark sky at night? Scientists are getting closer to making this reality.
This Portable, Solar-Powered Device Purifies Seawater on Demand
Millions of people lack access to safe drinking water, and a new device desalinates water and removes bacteria and viruses using solar power.
China Is Aiming to Develop Miles-Wide, 'Ultra-Large' Spacecraft
A new five-year plan highlights an 'urgent need' to develop megaprojects in space, such as human habitats and space-based solar power plants.
This Off-Grid Project Is Bringing Streetlights Back to Detroit
When a utility repossessed nearly 1,400 streetlights, 12,000 residents were left in the dark. Now, a non-profit is installing solar-powered versions.
The Freedom of ‘Feral Girl Summer’
Lorde is getting “a little bit feral” with her new album ‘Solar Power.’ As the United States reopens, she’s not the only one.
Beaming Solar Power From Space to Earth Is a Sci-Fi Dream That's Getting Closer
The U.S. military deployed a solar-harvesting test module into space in May. Will space-based solar power ever work, and what will it take?
How Croissants Could Help Solve One of Solar Power's Biggest Problems
Inspired by the flaky pastry, scientists invented a new device for storing renewable energy.
Solar Power Could Still Save the World
Award-winning solar scientist Martin Green says the technology is being underestimated in climate predictions.
Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood's Energy Needs, Study Finds
"The new approach could even pave the way for 100 percent self-sufficiency in power, heat, and water."