We Don't Mine Enough Rare Earth Metals to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Energy
Rare earth metals are used in solar panels and wind turbines—as well as electric cars and consumer electronics. We don't recycle them, and there's not enough to meet growing demand.
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The Fyre Festival Scam Continues
We talk about why last year's attendees may still be getting duped on this episode of 'The VICE Guide to Right Now' podcast.
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.
Libya Is Off the Grid But There’s a Solar Solution
Power cuts in winter add to Libyans’ woes
How to Determine If Solar Panels Make Sense for You
Channel your inner Elon Musk.
From Dusk to Dawn, These Solar Panels Bend to the Light Like Supplicants
A series of photographs from Reuben Wu show the power and intrigue of the solar panel.
'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.
Tesla's Invisible Solar Panels Are a Big Deal to Suburbanite Homeowners
We’ll only save the world if we can look good doing it.
An Indie, Off-the-Grid, Blockchain-Traded Solar Power Market Comes to Brooklyn
From Gowanus to Park Slope, this company is empowering solar panel owners to lease their extra energy.
The Super Soaker's Unlikely Role in the Green Energy Revolution
Lonnie Johnson wants to make your batteries more efficient and your solar power more powerful.
Off the Grid, But Still Online
A photographer spent two months with people who live off the grid but still log in every once in a while.
How Elon Musk’s Super-Efficient Rooftop Panels Will Help US Solar Thrive
As an important tax credit fades, it's imperative that companies like SolarCity make big moves to help solar survive.