solar energy

renewable energy

The US Could Supply 80 Percent of Its Energy with Wind and Solar

It would require an infrastructure overhaul costing hundreds of billions—if not trillions—of dollars, but technically speaking, it’s possible.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.27.18
Frontier

Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Has Big Plans for Bringing Light to All

Over a billion people don't have access to electricity, but an ambitious project is fusing design, art and technology to help fill the darkness.
Nick Chedli Carter
9.15.17
Rise Up

A Non-Profit is Training Grandmas to Become Solar Engineers in Rural Areas Worldwide

Barefoot College is empowering localities to train rural, poor women as solar engineers and educators within their communities.
Molly Bangs
9.8.17
Impact Work

A Switch to Renewable Energy Gives Power to the People

Wondering how your devices are powered? Well, it’s not a giant pink bunny beating a drum.
Impact Staff
7.7.17
The End of Oil

We’re a Cheap Battery Away From Phasing Out Fossil Fuels

The chairman of Europe's biggest solar company tells us why Big Oil is facing an imminent threat.
Nafeez Ahmed
7.6.17
Space

So Long, Rollable Solar Array, and Thanks for All the Photons

After attempts to repack ROSA into the SpaceX Dragon capsule failed, the experiment was jettisoned.
Becky Ferreira
6.28.17
advocacy

Worker Solidarity, Hunger Crisis, Killer Weather and Solar Jobs of Tomorrow.

Your daily guide to what's working, what's not, and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff
5.2.17
clean energy

Solar Energy Might Actually Survive Trump’s Fossil Fuel Revolution

A new report from The Solar Foundation paints an optimistic outlook for solar energy under President Trump.
Sarah Emerson
2.8.17
energy

This Is Why Solar Windows Have Yet to Become Popular

They're just not as efficient as solar panels yet.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.26.16
energy

'Swarm Electrification' in Bangladesh Lets Neighbours Swap Solar Electricity

For decades, families had little choice but to use kerosene. Now they’re swapping solar electricity.
Sara Badiei
11.29.16
Florida

This Is the First City in Florida to Commit to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

St. Petersburg’s location on the western coast of Florida makes residents aware daily of the impacts of climate change.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.22.16
Power

The Quest for Solar Batteries, the Holy Grail of Clean Energy

Storing the sun is a tall order, but probably the only one that can help us move forward with solar energy.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
10.17.16
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