The 17-stage journey started on March 2015 and ended on Tuesday, covering a total of 42,000 kilometers and taking in four continents, three seas and two oceans.
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.
Electricity use from solar energy sources could jump up sixfold by the year 2030, as costs go down, making solar energy cheaper than coal or gas in multiple scenarios.
Tesla installed their first renewable energy powerwall in New Zealand. With their partner company, Vector, they wanted to distribute the technology to 130 institutions, communities, households and schools in the country.
The Solar Impluse 2 just reached Oklohoma after an 18-hour flight without any fuel. They plane is powered by solar energy and is on a mission to travel around the globe using clean aviation technology.
Ikea rolled out their "Solar Shop" where people can buy solar panels. They said they are committed to promoting renewable and sustainable energy.
Solar-Powered Plane flies above Pacific Ocean for the final leg of the round the world tour.
Tesla Motors is known for introducing electric vehicles that forward the idea of sustainable transportation around the world. But aside from producing eco-friendly vehicles, they have extended their drive to protect the environment by proposing a one-of-a-kind lithium ion battery plant.
A new house design runs on solar, breeze-collection, rainwater, and the ability to raise tilapia and an aquaponic garden indoors.
Researchers have developed a genetically enhanced virus that could boost the light-harvesting capabilities of solar cells.
University of Exeter scientists recently added more learnings to an idea that has been around for a bit--that butterfly wings collect warmth from the sun, helping the creature to survive. The researchers are using that information to design solar panels.
University of Michigan researchers created new and lightweight, tilting solar cells that can track the sun and absorb more energy--as an improvement upon the conventional, very weighty panels that are too heavy for most people's roofs. They were inspired by the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting.
Rice University researchers recently developed solar water-splitting technology that produces a clean, renewable energy source, through processes of splitting water.
Scientists developed an artificial leaf that can harness sunlight and produce efficient fuel. Their model is even cost-effective and rust-resistant.