solar power


A North Korean soldier stands in the arrivals hall of Pyongyang's International airport on October 8, 2015.

North Korea's underground capitalism

Nov 30, 2015
One reporter's experience with capitalism in the dictatorship.
Posted In: North Korea, Captalism, solar power

How Nevada could cast a shadow over solar

Aug 26, 2015
State regulators are considering charging home users for connecting to the grid.
Posted In: solar power, utilities, Nevada
An electric Tesla car goes down an assembly line at a Tesla Motors factory in 2013 in the Netherlands.

Tesla is disrupting more than just the car business

Feb 6, 2015
Its battery factory may slash Tesla prices as company takes aim at solar industry.
Posted In: tesla, solar power, electric cars
Solar panels on a home rooftop

SolarCity courts customers by selling bonds

Oct 20, 2014
Raising capital isn't SolarCity's number one reason for borrowing.
Posted In: bond buying, solar power, SolarCity

The numbers for September 30, 2014

Sep 30, 2014
Secret Service slipups, solar power and the death of Saturday morning cartoons.
Posted In: secret service, solar power, paypal, cartoon
Energy Secretary Bodman Opens Solar Power System On Energy Dept. Build

Solar grows, with government help

Apr 18, 2014
Despite some failures, solar is growing into a big industry.
Posted In: solar power

Installing solar panels? Think of the firefighters

Nov 12, 2013
For firefighters, there can be too many solar panels on a roof. Fire officials and the solar industry are paying attention to the concern.
Posted In: solar power, firefighters, solar panels

How rooftop solar and big utilities can co-exist

Oct 24, 2013
Rooftop solar installations cut into utilities' revenue, but still use their expensive grid and and rely on them for backup power.
Posted In: solar power, solar cells, sun, climate change

The future of desert solar power

Jul 2, 2013
Solar facilities like Ivanpah could be the future -- or, they could be a footnote in the history of clean energy.
Posted In: solar power, alternative energy, california, desert

Germany backs off EU solar panel 'dumping' investigation

May 27, 2013
European -- and some American manufacturers -- believe Chinese solar panels are being sold for less than they cost to build. The European Commission is investigating, but now Germany is distancing itself from the "dumping" allegations.
Posted In: China, energy, Europe, solar power