Solar News

March 20, 2020

Heating solar panels to clear snow

A Norwegian company has developed a way to melt snow on modules to avoid excess weight on roofs and panels, especially on large commercial and industrial […]
March 12, 2020

Thermoradiative Photovoltaic Cells and the Possibility of a Night-time Solar Panel

Solar cells that can work at night-time have been designed by a team at the University of California, Davis. In a paper published last November in […]
March 6, 2020

Layered solar cell technology boosts efficiency, affordability

The future’s getting brighter for solar power. Researchers from CU Boulder have created a low-cost solar cell with one of the highest power-conversion efficiencies to date, […]
February 24, 2020

Vietnam abandons “competitive bidding” plan for solar power plants

HANOI, Feb 20 (Vietnam News/ANN) — The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has had a change of heart on the bidding mechanism for solar power […]
February 21, 2020

Simple, solar-powered water desalination

A completely passive solar-powered desalination system developed by researchers at MIT and in China could provide more than 1.5 gallons of fresh drinking water per hour […]
February 17, 2020

The Carmaker Putting Solar Panels on Its Electric Vehicles

A German startup aims to sell a self-charging electric car covered in solar panels from 2022 after raising nearly $60 million in a recent 50-day crowdfunding […]
January 17, 2020

Solar energy at the heart of solution to global water scarcity

Researchers at the University of Newcastle have developed a solar-powered atmospheric water generator, a clean and economical solution to the worsening perennial problem of global water […]
January 11, 2020

Fisker debuts $37,500 electric SUV with a solar roof

Electric vehicle entrepreneur Henrik Fisker has unveiled his first purportedly mass-market EV, an SUV called the Fisker Ocean, ahead of the 2020 Consumer Electronics show. Starting […]
January 3, 2020

Harnessing sun power: Florida and California taking different paths to solar

On opposite coasts, Florida and California are both famous for sunshine. But their approaches to harnessing sunshine for power are as disparate as their coastlines. Starting […]