Future Energy: China leads world in solar power production

By Chris Baraniuk June 22, 2017 Read the original article Here Ten years ago, Geof Moser had just graduated with a master’s degree in solar energy from Arizona State University – but he didn’t feel much opportunity lay at his feet in his home country. So he headed for China. “The solar industry was fairly […]

Syrian Refugees Help Install Free Solar Panels For Low-Income Family

By Samantha Tatro June 20, 2017 Read the original article Here Dozens of Syrian refugees spent their Tuesday morning installing free solar panels for a low-income family in San Diego’s Oak Park neighborhood. The refugees, in partnership with GRID Alternatives and Get Charged Up, worked through the rising temperatures to learn new skills and help […]

Think Wind Turbines And Solar Panels Are Fads? Think Again

By Travis Hoium June 17, 2017 Read the original article Here Renewable energy often gets dismissed as a relatively insignificant part of the power picture because it doesn’t generate as much of America’s electricity as coal, natural gas, or nuclear plants. The president of the United States has even said he doesn’t think wind “works,” […]

Solar power forecast to shut down coal plants faster than expected

By Jess Shankleman and Hayley Warren June 17, 2017 Read the original article Here Solar power, once so costly it made economic sense only in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast. That’s the conclusion of a Bloomberg New Energy Finance […]

How Long Does It Take to Break Even With Solar Panels?

By Mikey Rox June 15, 2017 Read the original article Here Solar power has advanced leaps and bounds over the past couple decades, and those grid panels that harness the power of the sun and turn it into energy are everywhere. It’s not uncommon to find at least one house in your neighborhood that has […]

Solar power emerges where oil and gas once dominated

By Ryan Maye Handy June 13, 2017 Read the original article Here When oil prices tanked two years ago, hundreds of Pecos County workers lost jobs working at oil and gas companies in the prolific Permian basin. Last year, the rural county lost around 20 percent of its $2.5 billion tax value. But the unemployed […]

Harnessing solar energy to fight local hunger

By Louis Medina June 12 2017 Read the original article Here Electricity is energy. Fuel is energy. Food is energy. Manpower is energy. All those forms of energy are essential to the running of Community Action Partnership of Kern’s Food Bank, whose food distribution poundage increased by more than 50 percent, from 9 million in […]

These Solar Panels Generate Drinking Water from the Air

By Rich Demuro June 12 2017 Read the original article Here A company called Zero Mass Water has created a special solar-like panel that creates clean, drinkable water from the air. You can now install them on your home or office. I’ve drank a lot of water from bottles, but it was never created like […]