Dusts accumulating in solar panels and airborne particles could reduce the efficiency of solar energy production.
The Tesla initiative has a whopping 54,978 solar panels, all of them with 13 megawatts of solar generation capacity. Tesla also installed 272 of its commercial battery, the Powerpack 2, to help Hawaii citizens use energy at night.
Graphene is at it again. Scientists appear to be able to create solar panels that can generate energy when it rains, completely being one step closer to changing the entire dynamic of solar energy.
France has just opened what it says is the world's first solar panel road in a Normandy village. The road is a whopping 1km route in the small village of Tourouvre-au-Perche covered with 2,800sqm of electricity-generating panels.
A new company from Hungary is reinventing urban and road planning by installing solar panels made from recycled plastics on sidewalks to collect both solar and kinetic energy.
India will be home to the world's largest solar power plant. This means India is set to be the third biggest solar market as early as 2017.
Tesla will use solar energy to power an entire island with the help of solar panels and Powerpacks. This project is a showcase of what could become out of Tesla and SolarCity merger.
A team of scientists from Virginia Tech is working on a revolutionary way on how to use solar panels by making it flexible, turning them into everyday objects while producing renewable solar energy.
According to a report from the International Energy Agency, the generating capacity of renewable energy sources has, for the first time, surpassed coal power.
An Arizona startup by the name of Zero Mass Water is focused on building solar-powered water production systems that will gather water vapor from hot air. The said solar panel can generate water for a family of four.
A company aims to give affordable solar energy that will not only help the environment, but also to lighten the expenses that solar energy can incur by making equipment more affordable.
Elon Musk reveals that SolarCity is developing a novel solar technology: a roof made entirely of solar cells.
The largest solar roof array in the U.S. now sits atop the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. At full capacity, it can supply 25% of the electricity use of the whole Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino operation.
Rapid advances are happening in solar tech, as engineers from South Korea unveiled the thinnest solar cells yet constructed. The 1-micrometer photovoltaic cells are even slimmer than the ones recently developed at MIT.
Scientists from Binghamton University have created bacteria-powered solar panels that can produce clean energy. This recent breakthrough in energy studies offers great potential for a long-term, reliable power source in remote areas.