Gadget makers experiment with translucent solar cells that let touch screens draw energy from the sun, paving the way for solar-powered smartphones.
By Paul McDougall, Scientific American
The future of home-based solar power is on the line in Nevada, as solar advocates and utility companies debate how to regulate so-called 'net energy metering' rates for customers using solar panels connected to the grid. NewsHour's John Larson reports.
By Sam Weber and laurafong
While most people who install solar panels in Hawaii remain tied to the local electrical grid, others have managed to move off the grid completely. Here's how two men became grid defectors, and why they say it's only a matter…
By Saskia de Melker
Rooftop solar is moving again in Hawaii, where many homeowners have installed rooftop panels to capitalize on federal and state tax credits for using solar energy. Approvals were stalled by the local utility company that worried the abundant users might…
By PBS NewsHour
Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments about a recent signature segment concerning Hawaii’s booming solar energy industry.
In some parts of Hawaii, where many homeowners have installed rooftop panels to capitalize on federal and state tax credits for using solar energy, the local utility company has slowed down approvals of new solar systems, saying that abundant users…
Scientists have developed a more efficient method of creating the material that makes solar panels work, according to a report published this week, which researchers say could be key to creating clean global energy in the future.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Experiments with solar power hope to answer a burning question: can we harness enough solar energy to make fuel for cars?…
By Chris Martenson
Chris Martenson would be a lot less worried about this country’s economic future if America invested in the kinds of alternative energy he’s installed around his home in rural New England.
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