renewable energy

Tesla Turns on the World's Largest Battery

The battery will store energy from Australia's energy grid and help power 30,000 homes.

New Wind Farms Are Cheaper Than Old Coal Plants
If you're operating a coal or nuclear plant, you'd save money in the…
Germany Builds World's Tallest Wind Turbine
The turbine comes with a water pump to generate power even when ther…
South Australia to Build Giant Solar Thermal Plant
The facility will power all government buildings and provide stabili…
Google to Build Energy Storage Facility

Google's Project Malta hopes to revolutionize energy storage.

How Solar Windows Could Put Transparent Panels Everywhere

"Solar window" sounds like an oxymoron. Here's how it could actually work.

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China's Newest Solar Farm Has a Friendly Face

Panda Green Energy incorporated their mascot into their new solar farm directly.

Kites Could Be the Future of Wind Power

UK company Kite Power Systems is developing a way to draw power from high-altitude winds.

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U.S. Renewable Energy Production Hits 10 Percent for the First Time

Ten percent might not seem like a lot, but it's great news for renewable energy.

It's So Windy in Britain That the Price of Electricity Went Negative
The U.K. is producing so much power from wind turbines the electricity price went negative for the longest period in the country's hist…
Europe Pledges to Quintuple Their Offshore Wind by 2030

The new agreement will add an additional 60 gigawatts of power and dramatically reduce costs for future projects.

Google Wants to Use AI to Cut the UK's Electric Bill by 10 Percent

Using Deepmind's AI, the company could optimize the entire country's energy infrastructure to cut costs and reduce emissions.

<p>While Tesla already boasts a 5.5 million square foot production facility in Fremont, California, for vehicle production, a brand-new Gigafactory outside of Sparks, Nevada, began battery cell production on January 4, 2017. By 2018, the factory will reach a size of 13 million square feet. In cooperation with Panasonic, the Gigafactory plans to achieve net zero energy as it continues to automize the battery-making process.<span class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
Tesla's New Gigafactory Will Have the World's Largest Rooftop Solar Farm

Once its fully up and running, the Gigafactory will build 35 gigawatt-hours of batteries per year, enough for 500,000 Model 3 cars.

Las Vegas' City Government Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy.

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Solar Power Is Now The World's Cheapest Energy

The drop in price is driven by investments from developing nations.

How Simple Hydrogen Could Solve Renewable Energy's Biggest Problem

A promising technology that injects hydrogen into existing gas pipelines could be the key to stabilizing renewable energy generation.

Google Plans to Run Entirely on Renewable Energy by 2017

The company aims to begin purchasing enough renewable energy to completely cover its energy usage.

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The First Tidal Generator in North America Is Now Online

The generator harnesses the power of the tides in the Bay of Fundy, and produces enough electricity to power 500 homes.

Grass Clippings Could Someday Heat Your Home

A British renewable energy company plans to use grass from abandoned fields and meadows as a fuel source.

Las Vegas' New 'Kinetic Tiles' Power Streetlights With Foot Power

The tiles will be used to power streetlights, as well as wifi hotspots and surveillance cameras.

7 Ways to Power Your Home With Renewable Energy

Power your home, save money, and help the environment.

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Amazon Builds Giant Wind Farm In Texas

The farm will feature 100 turbines.

Ocean Temperature Changes are Powering Hawaiian Homes
Well, 120 of them. But Makai Ocean Energy is hoping to eventually power up to 120,000 homes via ammonia evaporation and warm ocean wate…
The Crazy-Sounding Plan to Store Energy in Trains
Forget batteries—let's save energy on the rails
Apple Invests $2 Billion to Build Greener Data Centers
New data centers in Ireland and Denmark will run on 100 percent renewables as they power Siri and iTunes across Europe.
Solar-Powered Flight Around the World Will Take Off From Abu Dhabi in 2015
Solar Impulse plans to circumnavigate the globe without using a drop of liquid fuel.
There's One Problem With Denmark's 100 Percent Renewable Energy Plan
Kill your fossil fuel plants. But don't do it too early.
Harnessing Energy from Your Toilet
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9 Clever Energy Projects from ARPA-E Summit 2013
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) was inspired by DARPA, the Pentagon's mad-science wing. ARPA-E funds high-risk, poten…