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21

Aug

California’s giant solar power plant is ‘scorching’ birdsCutting carbon emissions is important, but ornithologists say one giant solar plant is causing significant collateral damage.

California’s giant solar power plant is ‘scorching’ birds
Cutting carbon emissions is important, but ornithologists say one giant solar plant is causing significant collateral damage.

16

Jul

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This solar-powered stereo can charge your gadgets, fill your campsite or beach blanket with music and provide some light with a built-in LED lamp. Learn how to make it yourself here!

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This solar-powered stereo can charge your gadgets, fill your campsite or beach blanket with music and provide some light with a built-in LED lamp. Learn how to make it yourself here!

21

May

Are solar power and agave farming a match made in heaven?Deserts have a lot of sun, but not much water. That’s why researchers are advocating combined solar and agave farms.

Are solar power and agave farming a match made in heaven?
Deserts have a lot of sun, but not much water. That’s why researchers are advocating combined solar and agave farms.

12

May

At long last, the White House solar array is up and runningThey’re baaack … 8 Cher albums and 28 seasons of ‘The Young and the Restless’ later, solar panels once again grace the rooftop of a certain neoclassical mansion in D.C.

At long last, the White House solar array is up and running
They’re baaack … 8 Cher albums and 28 seasons of ‘The Young and the Restless’ later, solar panels once again grace the rooftop of a certain neoclassical mansion in D.C.

03

May

How can large-scale solar power reduce pressure on farm land?Utility-scale solar power requires a lot of land. But there are ways to work around that problem.

How can large-scale solar power reduce pressure on farm land?
Utility-scale solar power requires a lot of land. But there are ways to work around that problem.

17

Mar

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Strawberry Trees offer free public charging for gadgets

11

Mar

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Facebook wants to use solar drones to bring internet access to the world

16

Feb

7 modern solar-powered vehicles

04

Jan

Whoa! Ford to unveil exciting new solar carThe C-MAX Solar Energi should be able to make 75 percent of its trips on sun power.

Whoa! Ford to unveil exciting new solar car
The C-MAX Solar Energi should be able to make 75 percent of its trips on sun power.

26

Oct

Giant mirrors harness sunlight in Norway
Rjukan receives very little sunlight between September and March because it’s nestled at the bottom of a valley in the shadow of steep mountains. To give its residents a few more hours of daylight, the city erected three giant mirrors on an adjacent mountainside to reflect the sun’s glare back into the city’s shaded market square.
 
Using solar power, the high-tech mirrors are designed to follow the sun’s movements across the sky.

Learn more.