Perovskite and organic solar cells tested in space

Researchers have sent perovskite and organic solar cells on a rocket into space. The solar cells withstood the extreme conditions in space which will set the foundation for future near-Earth application and deep space missions.

Simple, solar-powered water desalination

A completely passive solar-powered desalination system could provide more than 5,5 liters of fresh drinking water per hour. Such systems could potentially serve off-grid arid coastal areas to provide an efficient, low-cost water source.

Anti-Solar Cells Could Generate Electricity at Night

A new study proposes how thermoradiative technology could be used to make "anti-solar" cells that would work at night. These “anti-solar” cells could revolutionize renewable energy and make it far more proficient.

Tesla releases giant new home solar power system

Tesla has released a giant new version of its latest home solar system – a 15.4 kW solar system suitable for 4,000+ sq ft homes. Tesla also recently launched the third version of its solar roof tiles and started to ramp-up installations.

China to Build a Solar Power Station In Space by 2035

The station would capture the Sun's energy that never makes it all the way down to Earth. The energy would be converted into microwaves or lasers and be beamed back Earth to be used for our consumption.

Tesla's new Solar Roof costs less than a new roof plus solar panels

Tesla has launched the third iteration of its solar roof tile for residential home use. On balance, the Solar Roof provides more energy generation than a similarly sized roof retrofitted with traditional tiles.

Europe's largest floating solar plant opens in France

The most powerful floating solar PV plant in Europe was inaugurated in southern France on Friday (18 October), marking another milestone in the development of solar energy.

Materials that can revolutionize solar energy

Researchers at Columbia University, U.S. have developed a way to harness more power from singlet fission to increase the efficiency of solar cells, providing a tool to help push forward the development of next-generation devices.

Water and green energy produced by a single device

The scientists adapted a solar panel that not only generated power, but used some of the heat energy to distill and purify sea water. The idea could make a major difference in sunny climates with limited water supplies.

US renewable capacity surpasses coal power for first time

A new report shows there was more biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind capacity installed on the US grid in April 2019 than plants set up to burn the fossil fuel.

Artificial photosynthesis transforms CO2 into liquefiable fuels

Chemists have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis. Green energy technology is now one step closer to using excess carbon dioxide to store solar energy.

Breakthrough in new material to harness solar power

Physicists are pushing the performance of solar cells to levels never before reached. The ultra-high efficiency material called a tandem perovskite solar cell is being developed to help solve the world energy crisis.

Renewable energy reached 1/3 of global power capacity

According to statistics, hydropower accounts for the largest share with an installed capacity of 1,172 GW, wind and solar energy account for most of the remainder with capacities of 564 GW and 480 GW respectively.

China Plans a Space-Based Solar Power

China will test the idea of a space-based solar power station that would capture the sun’s energy that never makes it to the planet and use laser beams to send the energy back to Earth. NASA has abandoned this idea decades ago.

Discovery could accelerate way to green hydrogen future

Bioscience experts in Belgium have developed a new solar panel capable of producing hydrogen from moisture in the air. Scientists claim to produce significant quantities of hydrogen gas - up to 250 litres per day.