solar power

Terraform

Big Rural

In the not-so-distant future, rural America contends with the arrival of Big Solar.
Cat Rambo
3.26.19
climate change

Solar Power Could Still Save the World

Award-winning solar scientist Martin Green says the technology is being underestimated in climate predictions.
Geoff Dembicki
10.15.18
energy

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."
Nafeez Ahmed
9.10.18
Tech

Wind and Solar Farms Could Make it Rain Regularly in the Sahara Desert

Climate models reveal that renewable energy projects in the Sahara could spark a twofold increase in local rainfall, enabling vegetation to take hold.
Becky Ferreira
9.7.18
presented by toyota

How Students Are Trying to Bring Solar-Powered Cars to Our Roads

Solar-powered commercial cars are still far off, but it may be undergrads who get us there.
Kate Fane
7.18.18
transportation

The Neighborhood Where Google Plans to Kill the Private Car

Inside the internet giant’s plan to build a utopian car-free neighborhood on Toronto’s waterfront.
Geoff Dembicki
5.7.18
presented by toyota

We Find Out How Renewable Energy Could Finally Overtake Fossil Fuels

Experts are banking on solar and hydrogen fuel as the future of green energy, but it might not be an easy ride.
Theo Gibson
3.20.18
Compact Architectures

This Orbital Fruit Roll-Up Could Be the Future of Solar Power in Space

The Roll-Out Solar Array Experiment (ROSA) deployed on Sunday, and will remain open for seven days.
Becky Ferreira
6.20.17
How Not to Die

Choosing Coal Will Kill 52,000 People

A new study puts a body count—and a financial cost—on backing out of the Paris Accord.
Amber Brenza
6.5.17
clean water

This Device Zaps Water With Electricity to Make It Drinkable

A big step toward a scalable, energy-efficient water purification device.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.11.17
Hot drop

The Cost of Solar Power in India Just Keeps Falling

It's now much cheaper than coal.
Chris Baraniuk
5.11.17
Water, Water, Everywhere

This Solar-Powered Device Sucks Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

This could benefit people in arid climates and water-starved regions.
Lisa Cumming
4.13.17
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