The solar energy workforce grew in the United States grew by 2.3% last year, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2019 released today by The Solar Foundation.Read more
Virtually all the world’s demand for electricity to run transport and to heat and cool homes and offices, as well as to provide the power demanded by industry, could be met by renewable energy by mid-century.Read more
Seasonal pumped hydropower storage (SPHS), an already established yet infrequently used technology, could be an affordable and sustainable solution toRead more
The solar industry, which represents 2.6% of overall U.S. electricity generation, already employs twice as many workers as the U.S.Read more
Scientists have worked out a way to generate energy from nothing but the air around us, and not by using wind turbines.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from humidity and moisture present in the air across the globe. They say the new technology could change the face of renewable energy with the potential to put the brakes on climate change by burning fewer fossil fuels.Read more
If there’s one thing we can look forward to for the renewable future, it’s the concept of cities and vehicles powered by their very own sources. Currently in hot discussion, innovations known as ‘solar skins’ or ‘paint’ may just be the next big thing for both the manufacturing of more sustainable vehicles and buildings.Read more
In terms of growth in capacity at solar power plants, Poland now ranks fifth in Europe behind only Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and France.Read more
Solar energy is rapidly expanding and shows no signs of slowing down. Over the past decade, the industry has experienced an average annual growth rate of 50%. Working in real estate, finance and renewable energy, I’ve seen how investors — from the biggest fund management firms to individuals — are taking note, and family offices are particularly well-positioned to invest in this growing market.Read more
As it turns out, personal energy choices can be contagious.
Sometimes trying to make a difference feels like such an uphill battle. You take your reusable totes to the store, try not to waste food, drive a hybrid car – and to what end? Does it really matter when the biggest industries and leading policymakers act as if the climate crisis doesn’t exist?
New research based on participatory photography and focus groups has shown how solar parks can change people’s landscape perception through a number of factors, not exclusively visual. According to the study, people that see landscapes in an idyllic way tend to oppose the presence of a solar park, while people with a more utilitarian concept of the rural landscape show stronger acceptance.Read more