Police officers observe a minute of silence to commemorate of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that claimed more than 18,000 lives, and subsequent nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on March 11, 2015 in Fukushima, Japan.

Japan struggles to build a new electricity network

Mar 11, 2015
The expansion of solar power to replace nuclear has hit a wall: The capacity of Japan's grid.
Posted In: Japan, electricity, solar, power, fossil fuels
15th October 1980: Jackie Chan, martial arts expert, in Britain to publicize his film the "Big Brawl."

A Jackie Chan movie just changed the solar industry

Nov 28, 2014
The material in blu-ray discs make solar panels more efficient.
Posted In: solar, Jackie Chan, solar panels, blu-ray

Solar panel maker survives by creating its own market

Aug 6, 2013
First Solar, Inc., has branched out into planning and building large-scale solar power. That strategy has helped the American company rise above plummeting prices for solar panels.
Posted In: solar, manufacturing

Solar phone chargers to come to NYC

Jun 18, 2013
It's happened to all of us. Your phone loses its charge in that one place you can't plug it in. Now, New York City is about to get solar chargers in many of those places.
Posted In: Cellphones, New York, New York City, solar

Trade spat between China and EU threatens exports of solar panels, wine

Jun 6, 2013
A day after the EU Trade Commission placed anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels, the Chinese government has launched an investigation into doing the same on EU wine exports to China.
Posted In: China, Europe, solar, wine

Solar rises as an African energy alternative

Jun 3, 2013
Countries from central and east Africa gather to talk solar power as Africa emerges as a market for alternative energy.
Posted In: solar, Kenya, SolarReserve, Africa

The next 10 years in energy

May 7, 2013
It's cheaper and easier than ever to extract natural gas -- thanks in part to advances in controversial technologies like hydraulic fracturing. As technology advances over the next decade, will it stay that way?
Posted In: fracking, solar, energy

Giant solar panel plant planned in Ghana

Dec 4, 2012
Today the British company "Blue Energy" unveiled plans for the largest solar power plant in Africa -- and one of the largest in the world.
Posted In: Africa, solar

New transparent solar panels could be used as windows

Jul 25, 2012
And can power your house. Plus, don’t go online before bed because it made some hamsters depressed.
Posted In: energy, mental health, research, hamsters, solar

Japan subsidizes solar power industry

Jul 2, 2012
The new government initiative could lift the land of the rising sun to second place among the world's solar energy markets.
Posted In: Japan, solar