Europe's largest solar power project is underway in Portugal

The facility will generate energy that is equivalent to 370 million cubic meters of gas per year.

2022, year when solar age truly began

The record-breaking 2022 EU solar market is 38% or 10 GW higher than what SolarPower Europe expected one year ago.

Lasers could rapidly make materials hotter than the Sun

Lasers could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the centre of the Sun in only 20 quadrillionths of a second, according to new research.

MIT unveils 3D solar arrays that produce up to 20 times more energy

MIT researchers have come up with a solar array which can produce much more energy per square foot than traditional flat panels and potentially more efficiently.

World's first integrated solar power + power storage panel launched in India

Hopefully commercially available in a year, this new panel will use a supercapacity to store power for a week, and charge your laptop in 2 hours, after 4 hours in the sun.

Researchers create the largest see-through solar module ever produced

Homeowners associations are notoriously resistant to solar, often banning roof-top installations that conflict with their aesthetic values. But what if you could install an invisible solar system on your home that no one knows is there?

New solar cells increase solar panel efficiency by more than 25%

University of Cambridge scientists have developed hybrid solar cells that could increase the maximum efficiency of solar panels by more than

Researchers: quantum dots boost solar cell efficiency by 45%

The U. of Buffalo (NY) says adding quantum dots into solar cells could increase their efficiency by a whopping 45%.

Scientists design solar cells that exceed the conventional light-trapping limit

( -- The best performing solar cells are those that are thick enough to absorb light from the entire solar spectrum, while the cheapest solar cells are thin ones, since they require less, and potentially cheaper, material. In an attempt to combine the best of both worlds, a team of scientists has outlined designs for solar cells that can absorb light from the entire solar spectrum yet are as little as 10 nanometers thick. The new design approach, which could lead to improved low-cost solar cells, requires overcoming a thermodynamic light-trapping limit proposed in the 1980s.

Twin 50 MW solar thermal plants go online in Spain; each can run 7.5 hours after nightfall

Torresol Energy has announced that the Valle I & II plants are fully operational, and are now powering over 40,000 homes each.

Thailand looks to sun to power country's future

In Thailand, ADB is lending up to $70 million to support the development of the world's largest solar photovoltaic energy plants in Asia. Once operational, it will generate enough electricity for 50,000 households.

World's largest solar power tower - Seville, Spain This will provide enough enrergy for 200,000 homes, in 1 hour the Sun can provide all of the planets electricity needs for a whole year. Solar energy is the future. Sometimes I see something that inspires me, and this solar energy tower does just that.

Hong Kong opens its largest solar plant

Hong Kong is producing energy a little greener today. The largest solar energy plant was recently opened on the island, as part of an effort to cut pollution.

Dubai launches solar park to boost sustainability

PV - Dubai launches solar park to boost sustainability - Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism

Düsseldorf Airport installs one of the largest solar arrays in Germany

The Düsseldorf International Airport is about to flip the switch on one of the largest solar arrays in Germany.