It’s been just over six months since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico and roughly 150,000 people still do not have power. A string of grassroots efforts aims to jumpstart the grid with solar energy. Science producer Nsikan Akpan explains…
By Nsikan Akpan
Making renewables a mainstay in Puerto Rico will require more than solar panels and wind turbines. There's also a monopoly and Congress with which to contend.
By Nsikan Akpan
Morocco says it wants to be the Saudi Arabia of solar energy. Its flagship project is a first-of-its-kind, $9-billion energy plant called Noor, meaning "light" in Arabic, and the size of the city of Paris. Special correspondent Monica Villamizar reports…
By Monica Villamizar
The plummeting price of solar panels has led to a boom of customers and solar industry jobs. What does it mean for the evolution of utility companies? William Brangham reports.
By William Brangham
Perry vowed to protect scientists at the Department of Energy, but shrugged on the central tenet of climate change policy.
By Paul McDougall, Scientific American
Gadget makers experiment with translucent solar cells that let touch screens draw energy from the sun, paving the way for solar-powered smartphones.
By Sam Weber, Laura Fong
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.
Wind can be a bountiful resource in Tehachapi, California, but not necessarily at the right time. There turbines generate the most energy at night, when the wind blows hardest, and the demand is the lowest. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports…
By Saskia de Melker
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…
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