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.

Solar harvesting system has potential to generate solar power 24/7

A professor is reporting on a new type of solar energy harvesting system that breaks the efficiency record of all existing technologies. And no less important, it clears the way to use solar power 24/7.

Chile is breaking up with coal too

Chile currently gets between 35-40% of its electricity from coal but the the country's environment minister has just hailed "the beginning of the end of coal".

Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project

World's largest concentrated solar power plant complex, powered by the Saharan sun, set to help renewables provide almost half the country's energy by 2020

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 HCPV efficiency record exceeds 33% for first time

PV - New HCPV efficiency record exceeds 33% for first time - Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism

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.

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.