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4 May
Solar energy is clean, renewable and costs less than burning fossil fuels. So why do we make such little use of it?
10 Apr
Solar energy is clean, renewable and costs less than burning fossil fuels. So why do we make such little use of it?
1 Nov 2021
A major solar flare was seen as a bright flash at the sun's lower center this week, captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This is one of the strongest solar storms in the star's current weather cycle.
18 Jul 2021
Millions of workers stand to benefit from new jobs in the solar industry. But experts still see challenges that could overshadow this golden opportunity.
10 Apr 2021
Nigerian government has been advised to find other uses for its fossil fuel deposit and pay more attention to developing other renewable energy.
10 Apr 2021
With France pledging to triple or even quadruple its solar energy production by 2028, one of the biggest challenges is finding the necessary space to build the solar farms. Rooftops alone can't solve the problem. The most cost-effective method is installing photovoltaic panels at ground level, but this will require an additional 3,000 to 4,000 hectares per year.
22 Jan 2021
How frustrating is it when you are on the road and your mobile phone runs out of power. This Ethiopian student invented the solution: wearable solar clothing.
13 Nov 2020
On the island of Santiago, a Capeverdean government project provides two neighboring and isolated rural communities with renewable energy free of charge. In total, 15 homes were equipped with photovoltaic kits. Residents are already feeling the impact of the arrival of electricity in their lives. Can this innovation prevent young people from leaving for the cities?
29 May 2019
With the very poor electricity supply in Nigeria, majority of people have resulted in alternative power sources such as fossil fuel, solar, inverter and some of these affect the environment negatively.
3 Feb 2019
Drying fruit and vegetables in the sun is the traditional way to preserve them. But out in the open, they are exposed to bugs, dirt, and weather. A women’s initiative has constructed a solar drying tent, which does the job of drying faster and more efficiently.
2 Oct 2018
In many African countries people rely on dirty generators for power. Berlin start-up SunZilla offers an alterantive with its solar kits that can supply and store electricity for up to seven people.

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