Solar Energy

Could solar solve more than just emissions problems? Author Robert Stayton proposes an idea that would raise everyone out of poverty and get us off of fossil fuels. (Ben West/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Could solar energy end poverty? Author Robert Stayton proposes an idea that would do just that — and eliminate our reliance on fossil fuels too.

An electric vehicle charges at a public charging station in Chicago. How much of the electricity is produced by renewable sources depends on the utility company providing it. (Brady Jones/MEDILL)

Northwestern University
Driving an electric vehicle plays a critical role in reducing CO2 emissions, but the impact of this reduction is diminished if the electricity comes from fossil fuels. Brady Jones of Medill reports.
The George Washington University
Equitable energy access in United States is a milestone our nation has yet to reach.
DC pledges to bring solar to thousands
DC pledges to bring solar to thousands
George Washington University
DC Council is planning to bring solar energy to 100,000 low-income households.
The George Washington University
My video, entitled "DC SUN: Solar Energy and Sustainability," discussed DC Solar United Neighborhoods Co-op program. The program is designed to make the process of going solar easier and more affordable.    
Planet Forward
As vital climate talks are conducted in Paris, citizens, scientists and others are inventing new ways to "move the planet forward."
Planet Forward
We look at the Ivanpah solar thermal plant, a 400 megawatt facility that uses mirrors to reflect sunlight onto energy towers instead of burning coal to make steam.
ARES CEO James Kelly discussing ARES Technology
ARES CEO James Kelly discussing ARES Technology
Advanced Reil Energy Storage
  Grid Scale Energy Storage   ARES energy storage technology employs a fleet of electric traction drive shuttle-trains, operating on a closed low-friction automated steel rail network to transport a field of heavy masses between two storage yards at... Read More
This week we take a look at an idea for solar panels that can spray right onto your existing windows - turning your whole building into a solar array.
American Public University System uses innovative building practices to combine adaptive reuse of historic buildings and new construction built to LEED Gold standards.

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