India Invests More in Solar Than Coal for First Time

India invested more money in solar energy than coal-fired generation for the first time ever last year. That’s according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), which also highlights how the country’s total investments in clean electricity exceeded the amount of money spent on fossil fuel power …

Could a New Solar Technology Prove as Groovy as It Sounds?

Could a new solar technology prove as groovy as it sounds? A team of researchers from the University of Sheffield have worked with energy technology firm Power Roll to create an innovative new solar-cell design they say can push up efficiency and drive down manufacturing costs. Together they have developed …

Solar Panel Demand ‘Pushing Up Price of Silver’

Rising demand for solar panels is pushing up the price of silver around the world. That’s the verdict from a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Kent, which warns this could lead to the cost of producing solar panels soaring. They say around 20 grams of silver …

Dresden Tram Railyard Gets 1,000-Panel Solar Upgrade

SOLARWATT has equipped a tram railyard in Dresden, Germany, with 1,000 solar panels. The clean energy infrastructure is being installed on the roof of public transport operator Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe’s (DVB) new Trachenberge railyard buildings and will offer a total output of 300kW. The two new rail ports have been built …

The First Solar Plant Owned by the Citizens in Croatia

Even though the price of solar panels is constantly decreasing, a solar plant is still out of most citizens’ budget. However, what if we split its construction costs with 52 people and get a 4.5 per cent annual interest rate on the invested funds? Sounds tempting, right? Technological solutions are available, …

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City Of Sydney Announces 100% Renewable Energy Target

The City of Sydney, on Australia’s east coast, announced last week that it intends to further cut its greenhouse gas emissions by transitioning to 100% renewable energy to meet all its electricity needs starting next year. Sydney had already set significant climate targets for itself, including a 50% renewable electricity …

Coal Prices Continue to Rise, Becoming More Costly Than Solar and Wind Alternatives

Around three-quarters of US coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy in providing electricity to American households, according to a new study. “Even without major policy shift we will continue to see coal retire pretty rapidly,” said Mike O’Boyle, the co-author of the report for Energy …