More than 8 Million People Were Employed Worldwide in the Renewable Sector

A boom in solar and wind power jobs in the US led the way to a global increase in renewable energy employment to more than 8 million people in 2015, according to a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). More than 769,000 people were employed in renewable energy …

Solar Panels Study Reveals Impact on Earth

Environmental Scientists at Lancaster University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology monitored a large solar park, near Swindon, for a year. They found that solar parks altered the local climate, measuring cooling of as much as 5 degrees Centigrade under the panels during the summer but the effects varied …

The American Highway: a New Source of Solar Energy

Route 66 crosses 3,940 km of the continental USA, stretching from California to Illinois, and for one ambitious startup, this famous road is an ideal source of clean energy. Based in Idaho, Solar Roadways was founded in 2006 by husband and wife team Julie and Scott Brusaw, who have spent …

Helping to Deliver Egypt’s Renewable Energy Vision

Egypt has set ambitious targets for the roll-out and expansion of renewable generation and transmission infrastructure over the next few years. And ABB is in an excellent position to help the country achieve its ambitions to transform its energy market. Over the past few years, Egypt has emerged as a …

World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes

SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada is quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when the sun isn’t shining. Crescent Dunes is the first utility-scale facility in the world to use molten salt for power energy storage capabilities, a technology also known …

ABB EV Road Trip: Doing on the Ground what Solar Impulse is Doing in...

Solar Impulse has proved that clean, electric transport is capable of great things in the air. Now, Solar Impulse Main Partner ABB is embarking an its own electric vehicle adventure: a symbolic road trip from Spain to Germany to show that what Solar Impulse is doing in the air, ABB …

Solar Energy to Power India of the Future

The World Bank Group is moving to help India deliver on its unprecedented plans to scale up solar energy, from installing solar panels on rooftops to setting up massive solar parks. This will catapult India to the forefront of the global effort to bring electricity to all, mitigate the effects …