Deep-Sea Mining Could Help Develop Mass Solar Energy but Only at a Cost to...

Scientists have just discovered massive amounts of a rare metal called tellurium, a key element in cutting-edge solar technology. As a solar expert who specialises in exactly this, I should be delighted. But here’s the catch: the deposit is found at the bottom of the sea in an undisturbed part …

Report: UK Grid ‘Unprepared’ for Solar and Electric Vehicle Surge

The UK’s energy system could suffer “serious consequences” unless action is taken now to prepare for the rapidly-growing number of clean technologies accessing the grid, according to a new report by think tank Green Alliance. Launched today, the report argues that the increasing number of consumers looking to buy small-scale …

Panasonic Investing $256M in Tesla’s Buffalo Solar Manufacturing Plant

Following Tesla’s recent acquisition of SolarCity, the California-based company just scored another big win. Panasonic will invest more than $256 million in Tesla’s New York solar cell factory. The Japan-based electronics company is already partnering with Tesla to build electric car batteries at its Nevada Gigafactory, and this investment, announced …