An Israeli startup just invented a tree that can charge your electronics with solar power

BY: TJ MOREY Humanity is finally embracing the prospect of harnessing the power of our sun. Solar energy is going through a period of constant program iteration, from giving it for free to poor households in California to using it…

The world’s most sustainable office runs entirely on solar panels and rainwater collection

BY: MATTHEW CHIN In the Netherlands, the world’s most sustainable building shows how the working environment can also be environmentally friendly. The Edge is a 40,000 square metre office building and the headquarters of Deloitte, a company that specializes in…

California is giving free solar panels to poor households by taxing corporations for GHG emissions

BY: DANIEL KORN California is, by a wide margin, the best state in the US for solar energy. Over a million homes in the state have solar panels installed—compared to the second-best state, Nevada, which only has about 50 thousand…

Ecocapsule is a portable, completely self-sustaining home that lets you live anywhere in the world

BY: JESSICA BEUKER Maybe your job requires you to travel or move around a lot, and you’re sick of living in hotel rooms with views of concrete parking lots. Maybe the pencil-pushing desk job has you thinking that you’re on…

New solar powered floating farm can produce 8,152 tonnes of vegetables and 1,703 tonnes of fish a year

Javier F. Ponce and his team recently developed a sustainable floating garden system, run off of solar power, and estimated to produce over 8,152 tonnes of vegetables and 1,703 tonnes of fish a year. Ponce is an architect and founder…

Solar-powered 3D printers are giving near-instant disaster relief to underdeveloped communities

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Michigan Technological University Professor, Joshua Pearce, has invented the first mobile, solar-powered 3D printer, offering his design free and open-source in the interest of helping off-grid developing economies. By organizing a wide selection of printable items on…

The windows of your house could soon be made of solar panels

BY: DANIEL KORN One of the biggest hurdles in the way of the average citizen getting on board with solar power is the way they look. It’s not hard to understand why—rectangular panels covering the top of your roof is…

You can now buy Tesla Energy’s battery that could let you independently power your house

BY: DANIEL KORN The amount of people using solar energy to power their households independently has been steadily rising in the US over the past decade or so. Data from the US Department of Energy shows that the number of…

The World’s First Country To Get Solar Panel Bike Lanes Is Exactly Who You’d Expect…

BY: SINEAD MULHERN Solar powered bike lanes are here.  Are we really surprised that the first one is located in the Netherlands? The lane, named SolaRoad, is located in the Amsterdam suburb, Krommenie. Right now, 70 metres of an existing…

Four solar inventions that could power our planet’s future

Somewhere on the list of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns—wedged between video games, smart watches, and cult movies—you’ll find a project that could change more than just how we spend our leisure time. Last month, the Idaho-based startup Solar Roadways…