People staying in tune with the news about renewable energy will be well aware how solar energy in the last decade has been a cycle of ups and downs. However, it appears this year marks the best year for solar energy so far. How did this happen?
China is on its way to become the first "Green Superpower" through building the world's largest solar farm in the western province of Qinghai.
France has just become the site of the world's first solar-paneled roadway. Wattway deployed on the streets of Tourouvre-au-Perche a massive 1,000-meter long solar-paneled roadway. The roadway is part of the company's 1,000-kilometer goal.
Everybody is well aware that the nuclear accident in Chernobyl is the worst nuclear accident in modern history. It directly caused the deaths of 50 people, with an additional 4,000 fatalities that were caused by exposure to radiation.
Solar power has become cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. And statistics show that in less than a decade, it will be the lowest-cost option almost anywhere in the globe.
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.
Scientists revealed that the outer five percent of the Sun's layer is spinning slower than the rest of the mass.
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.
Engineers from the University of California, Irvine have successfully implemented a new technique capable of converting and using the excess energy from solar panels or wind farms.
The government of Myanmar is planning to provide electricity to thousands of villages through off-grid solar energy.
Official photos from NASA seem to confirm that alien spacecrafts are circling the sun to harvest solar energy
Engineers from the University of New South Wales have managed to add to the growing benefits of using perovskite solar cells. Aside from being flexible, easily manufactured and cheap, they have now broke a world efficiency record.
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.
With the goal of India to replace coal with cheaper solar power by 2020, the South Asian country has recently unveiled the world's largest solar power plant, making it the world's third largest solar power market next year.
Solar cells made of tin can potentially be more adaptable and simpler to produce than the current technology used in solar power cells today. This appears to be proven in a paper that tries to find alternative solutions to lead perovskites.