The sun provides free energy for the taking. To what extent is this being used?
Solar power comes typically in the form of photovoltaic or concentrated solar. It's big business - that can help save our climate. Browse DW content on solar energy below.
Christmas can be a stressful time - especially picking the right presents. Oftentimes you spend your hard-earned cash on unwanted novelty socks, and unreadable novels. In special stores in London and New York, however, you can buy things that people really need. Solar lamps, tents, food and other things that make a real difference in someone's life - for a refugee.
If we want to stop climate change, we have to cut carbon emissions. That much is clear. Yet the Philippines still rely heavily on coal power plants. And the government plans on building many more. Environmentalists are trying stop that - and the Catholic church has joined the fight.
In 2009, the German project Desertec proposed that energy consumption for Europe, and possibly the world, could be generated by wind and solar power in the Sahara desert. The project stumbled, but with the same principles Morocco is making headway with renewable energy.
A new solar power plant has opened in Ukraine, a stone’s throw from where Europe’s biggest nuclear calamity took place three decades ago. In April 1986, a botched test ultimately led to thousands of deaths and clouds of nuclear fallout blowing across much of Europe.