Some areas of Chile are among the sunniest places on the planet. That makes it a perfect location for large-scale solar arrays like the gigantic Quilapilun plant, 40 kilometers outside Santiago. It launched operations on Wednesday.
German solar panel maker Solarworld has filed for bankruptcy as the company found it increasingly difficult to sustain the uphill battle it was waging against rapidly sinking prices for solar panels worldwide.
Scenarios from the International Energy Agency (IEA) have failed to predict the growth of renewables and overestimated the role of nuclear. Critics say that's a political choice.
Saudi Arabia and Japan's SoftBank have agreed to partner to build a massive, multibillion-dollar solar power project in the sunshine-rich Middle Eastern kingdom, which is looking to wean off its reliance on oil.
More than 100 cities worldwide get at least 70 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, according to a new initiative. How did they manage and what can we learn from them?
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