The momentum behind renewable energy has been accelerating over the past decade, with no sign of slowing down. Advances in technologies for solar and wind generation, distribution, and storage, along with proven economic and environmental benefits, are making clean energy sources more attractive for both consumers and big businesses.
Researchers from the University of Newcastle in Australia have found a way to print solar tiles cheaper and faster than traditional methods, which could be a game changer in the renewable energy industry.
A group of Indian researchers have been experimenting with a pigment from indigenous berries that could make solar panels far less expensive and may even provide a lasting solution to India’s chronic power shortages.
Britain will have too much electricity this summer due to the growth in wind and solar farms, the country's grid operator has forecast, warning it could be forced to order power plants to switch off at times of low power demand.
Is the traditional three-bladed turbine really the most efficient way to generate wind energy? These innovative ideas for harnessing energy from the air improve upon the existing technology in nine wildly different ways.
U.S. solar employs more workers than any other energy industry, including coal, oil and natural gas combined, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report.
LET IT SNOW: Though it may seem that solar power is ideal for the summer, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels can produce useful power throughout all four seasons. Researchers have shown that #solar can still successfully generate electricity in snowy areas and other harsh environments.
FORCE OF NATURE: Researches are focusing on unconventional sources of renewable power such as dirt and microbes, underground stores of liquid magma, and even pedestrian footsteps to harvest energy that would otherwise be wasted.