Here, you'll find the latest news on solar power, including technologies like solar panels that collect the sun's rays and turn that light into energy.
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How do solar panels work?
By Michael Dhar, Ailsa Harvey published
Reference Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity, providing an alternative, renewable energy source
Solar power stations in space could be the answer to our energy needs
By Amanda Jane Hughes, Stefania Soldini published
It sounds like science fiction.
Why a microwave-beam experiment will launch aboard the Air Force’s secretive X-37B space plane
By Rafi Letzter published
There's a microwave power experiment heading to space Saturday (May 16) aboard the Air Force's secretive X-37B spaceplane. Researchers hope it could lead to a new global power source.
How 139 Countries Could Be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2050
By Tracy Staedter published
Scientists have published a detailed road map to move 139 countries to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, according to a recent study.
Solar Power Dipped Along Great American Solar Eclipse Path (Video)
By Thomas Howell published
Solar power took a dip in the United States when the total eclipse swept across the country Monday (Aug. 21), as a new video shows.
Air Pollution May Make Solar Panels Less Efficient
By Jasmin Malik Chua published
From inefficient grids, shortfalls in policy, and even an eclipse, solar-energy collection faces no shortage of hurdles. Scientists have discovered another stumbling block: air pollution.
4 Million Solar Panels Seen from Space
By Brian Kahn published
On the Tibetan Plateau in eastern China, 4 million solar panels silently soak up the sun as part of the Longyangxia Dam Solar Park.
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