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.
In Germany, sun, wind, water and biomass have so far produced more electricity in 2019 than coal and nuclear power combined. But it's a snapshot of a special market situation and might not be a long-term trend.
In one remote Malawian village, a group of mothers have found financial independence through solar energy. The mothers were trained to install and maintain residential solar panels - a service which they provide for a monthly fee.