Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was proud to unveil one of the biggest solar rooftop projects that was finished on Monday. With a capacity of 16.4 megawatts, the nearly 50 acres of solar panels will produce enough energy for 5,000 local homes.
California has an interesting renewable energy problem on their hands -- it's producing too much solar power. The increase in solar panels has created too much electricity for the grid, forcing utilities to pay other states to receive their power.
Indian Railways, the fourth largest rail network in the world, is looking to add solar panels and battery packs to 250 different trains. They'll be testing out the technology first in an effort to add five gigawatts of solar power.
With limited space available, Singapore is looking out into the water for more room to work with. They'll be testing out multiple floating solar farms to see what works when it comes to powering their city with renewable energy.
Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney has signed onto a pledge along with nearly 300 United States cities that will be setting a goal to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. The goal is attainable with so many initiatives already in movement.
Coal India, the world's biggest coal-producing company, will have to shut down nearly 40 mines by next spring as they will no longer be profitable. The move comes at a time when renewable energy is getting much more affordable in India.
Wind energy faces a problem: energy demands are highest in middle of the day, but wind usually blows strongest at night. In Texas, however, strong midday gusts are making it difficult for natural gas to compete with wind power.
In years past, developing freshwater from seawater was tricky, as water vapor had to be painstakingly extracted via distillation. But now, thanks to a breakthrough in distillation technology, the process can be solar-powered and far simpler.
Scientists have long dreamed of creating a cost-effective, reliable biofuel to rival traditional fuels. They're now one step closer, thanks to the invention of a genetically-modified fatty algae, produced to be ideal biofuel material.
Energy production from coal-fired power plants is on the way out quicker than experts thought. A Bloomberg report details how solar and wind production will be cheaper by 2021, and that it could cost just a third of coal production by 2040.
Brought together by nonprofit DIY Girls, and a desire to help their community, a team of 12 teenage girls invented a cutting-edge, solar-powered tent to help with increasing homelessness in San Fernando Valley.
One ambitious Dutch company has been able to harvest water in the hottest of desert climates. They achieved this by creating a solar-powered system that cools down metal plates to 50 degrees lower than the actual temperature, creating condensation.
Lyft announced last week that they are pushing to have their service run entirely by autonomous EVs by 2025, fueled 100 percent with renewable energy. The announcement comes as General Motors completes its biggest testing fleet yet.
To help London's image of using renewable energy, a local architecture firm is planning to build a new five-story school building. It will replace a landfill and will harness the busiest area of the Thames River than can generate tidal energy.
For the first time in United States history, renewable energy generated over 10 percent of the country's total share of electric power. It's a new milestone that won't last long, as wind turbines and solar panels continue to be installed.
Two years ago, Nevada passed legislation making it tough for the solar industry by limiting credits for those that sent green energy back to the grid. That prompted companies like SolarCity to move out, but a new bill reels them back in.
Researchers in Australia created a paint that can generate hydrogen fuel from sunlight and moist air. Not quite ready for the shelves at Home Depot, the team does anticipate the paint to be available for sale within the next five years.
This fall, Finland will launch a pair of self-driving electric buses for public transit in Helsinki. The buses are part of Finland's Sohjoa project, an EU-financed initiative focused on bringing energy efficiency to European cities.