Solar Impulse soars to new world records
July 6, 2015, 9:49 a.m. by Elizabeth Goldbaum, LiveScience
The solar-powered plane is halfway through its planned trip around the world.
LightSail spacecraft snaps solar sail selfie in space
June 11, 2015, 9:47 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
The Planetary Society views solar sails as a way to 'democratize space' exploration.
Akon creates institution to educate solar engineers in Africa
June 3, 2015, 2:02 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Hip-hop star hopes to bring solar energy to millions in Africa through his new Solar Academy in Mali.
LightSail solar sail back in action after glitch
June 2, 2015, 12:26 p.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
The tiny CubeSat will likely be dragged back to Earth after it deploys its sail.
With Solar Energy Research Center, we're one step closer to making fuel from sunlight and CO2
May 27, 2015, 4:45 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
Steven Chu makes the understatement of the week when he calls it 'a very big deal.'
James Cameron creates giant solar sunflowers for Malibu school
May 19, 2015, 4:22 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Director says the design is a 'beautiful way to express the spirit of what solar energy is all about.'
Just in time for summer, NYC street food carts get solar-powered makeover
May 13, 2015, 4:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
While the kebobs will stay the same, the diesel generator noise and air-polluting emissions will not.
Planetary Society readies first test flight of solar sail technology
May 12, 2015, 12:53 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
The LightSail-1 will pave the way for future spacecraft to take advantage of cosmic solar winds for propulsion.
Solar desalination makes freshwater from salt water
May 6, 2015, 10:19 a.m. by Sami Grover
An award-winning MIT team has created a portable, solar-powered desalination system that could provide freshwater in remote locations.
Goodbye, kerosene: How solar could transform Africa
May 1, 2015, 9:21 a.m. by Sami Grover
Kerosene lanterns are dangerous, polluting and unhealthy. That's why one charity aims to eliminate them by the end of the decade.