In Europe's sunniest country, the government is dragging its heels on renewable energy. For decades Spain subsidized solar power, but now the state's policy has changed.
As moon and sun aligned in a narrow band across the Southern Hemisphere, onlookers experienced a rare eclipse. Experts warned that looking directly into the sun during an eclipse could cause eye damage.
"Energiewende" is Germany's energy transition policy, marking a shift from coal and nuclear towards green power sources. The project has divided voters over rising costs and negligible benefits for the environment.
Though for some, homework is something to be avoided at all costs, for others, it represents a future. But where there is no light after sundown, there can be no home learning. A pocket-sized solar lamp is changing that.
The solar plane has left Seville in Spain. Its next stop is Cairo, on a flight that is expected to take 50 hours. From Cairo, there will be only one more leg to Dubai - then the sun-powered world tour will be completed.
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