Solar energy sounds like a dream, but buying and installing the equipment necessary to harness the power of the Sun can be expensive.
Clovis Unified flipped the switch Friday on phase 1 of its new 5.9-megawatt solar power system.
Stateside military bases are generating 130 megawatts of solar energy - a modest amount that's only enough to power 22,000 homes, but still a step the solar power industry says is improving national security.
Siemens says it would make sense to build solar power plants in sunny countries in Europe rather than in cloudy ones.
Bristol, Tennessee's Holston View School was in need of a new outdoor classroom and now they have more than just a classroom outdoors.
The Moapa Paiutes are celebrating the advent of solar power and the beginning of the end of coal power in southern Nevada.
NASA's In-Space Validation of Earth Science Technologies program has funded a team led by Lars Dyrud, a scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., to develop a miniature instrument that will measure the amount of solar energy reflected by Earth and the amount emitted to space as infrared radiation or heat.
Forget Tesla . Musk's roof-top firm SolarCity is now the nation's largest residential solar installer Elon Musk's electric car and rocket ship ventures may score the headlines --but SolarCity, his rooftop photovoltaic company, is proving the market leader of a booming business.
Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy 's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have reported the first fully integrated nanosystem for artificial photosynthesis.
The Sun has unleashed four massive solar flares in two days, each emitting energy equivalent to a billion hydrogen bombs.
Researchers at SUNY Buffalo are working on a new generation of liquid solar cells that may one day be as cheap as paint.
Their quarry is a potentially efficient, cost-effective, photoelectrochemical cell -- essentially a solar cell that produces hydrogen gas instead of electric current.
Residents assembled last week to vote on a long list of warrant articles at the Annual Town Meeting and a companion Special Town Meeting, where a handful of articles approved by the needed two-thirds majority added regulations for solar energy installations to the bylaws.
Grand Valley State University's alternative energy center will circle back to some 75 low-income residents in Muskegon and Oceana counties to see how solar energy has worked for them.
Many people around the world rely on cash crops to create extra income for their families.
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said pump sets that function from solar power would be given to farmers in the State at 80 per cent subsidised rate.