solar panels

energy

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.
Nafeez Ahmed
12.12.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

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.
VICE Staff
1.24.18
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
Health

Libya Is Off the Grid But There’s a Solar Solution

Power cuts in winter add to Libyans’ woes
Farid Farid
1.15.17
how to

How to Determine If Solar Panels Make Sense for You

Channel your inner Elon Musk.
Kayla Matthews
1.2.17
Art

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.
Diana Shi
12.30.16
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
Tesla

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.
Matthew Gault
10.29.16
New York

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.
Clinton Nguyen
3.18.16
tech

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.
Mark Shrayber
1.13.16
Photos

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.
RACHEL BUJALSKI
10.7.15
energy

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.
Brian Merchant
10.3.15
0102