Solar Power


Uncommon headlines: Rising Republican star (Chris Christie!) embraces solar

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signs a big solar bill, demonstrating the bipartisan value in supporting renewables.

Solar Power

U.S. lays out the welcome mat for solar on public lands

By identifying 17 sites in the West for solar installation, the government hopes to vastly increase the supply of renewable energy.

Solar Power

Why we pay double for solar in America (but won’t forever)

The barriers to cheap solar in the U.S. can be solved by policy, not technological, innovation. It's not too ambitious to assume the price of solar will keep falling.

Energy Efficiency

Baseball’s All-Star Game: So green, you’ll forget the game doesn’t matter

How green is the All-Star Game? So green, even the red carpet is green.

Business & Technology

How to put solar panels on your roof, even if you don’t have a roof

A bill advancing through the California legislature would make it easy for anyone who pays a utility bill to become a solar customer.


America: Awash in sunlight and oil

Which is shifting the market for both.


Why Congress must investigate the wasteful Solyndra investigation

If we're investigating every non-fruitful use of taxpayer money, then we must at once investigate the Solyndra investigation! To the Investigateocycle!

Climate & Energy

Yes, the economy could soon run on (mostly) renewable power

A study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory demonstrates that an energy mix that is 80 percent renewable in 2050 could operate fine. If only we had the will to create it.


Japan turns reactors back on — but bulks up on solar

Two big announcements offer a mixed picture of how the nation plans to meet its energy needs.