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Wildlife found thriving on solar farms

Hares and skylarks are among the most commonly seen large wildlife on UK solar farms, according to the biggest survey of the sector so far.

Pollinator-Friendly Solar Installations Can Help Solve Climate and Biodiversity Crises

Rehabilitated farmland used for solar energy facilities that are planted with native wildflowers and grasses can create lush habitats for insects, birds and bees, a new study has found.

Solar-Powered Car Completes 620-Mile Test Drive Across North Africa

Stella Terra, the first off-road solar-powered car, recently completed a test drive of 620 miles across north Africa without recharging.

‘Revolutionary’ solar power cell innovations break key energy threshold

Next generation cells surpass limits of today’s cells and will accelerate rollout of cheaper, more efficient solar power

Climate change: China’s green power surge offers hope on warming

Wind and solar power are booming in China and may help limit global carbon emissions far faster than expected, according to a new study.

Solar Panels Floating on Reservoirs Could Provide a Third of the World’s Electricity

Solar power is going to play a major role in combating climate change, but it requires huge amounts of land.

India’s first fully solar village lights up the lives of poor residents

India, the world’s third-largest carbon dioxide emitter, aims to meet half of its energy demands from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, by 2030

Why Putting Solar Canopies on Parking Lots Is a Smart Green Move

Despite the green image, putting solar facilities on undeveloped land is often not much better than putting subdivisions there.

Largest Farm to Grow Crops Under Solar Panels Proves to Be a Bumper Crop for Agrivoltaic Land Use

Agrivoltaics is a field of study that’s blooming with knowledge: how to combine the harvesting of agriculture with solar energy in a way that augments the performance of both.

Solar is one of the cleanest power sources we’ve got. But it could be even greener.

Some manufacturers are going the extra mile to clean up emissions from a critical material in solar panels’ supply chain.

At Google’s new campus, ‘dragonscale’ solar panels capture sunlight from all different angles

The company’s Mountain View, California, offices feature curved roofs and textured solar panels that optimize the hours they can generate electricity. It’s just one sustainability feature of the more-than-a-million-square-foot campus.

Renewable power is set to break another global record in 2022 despite higher costs and supply chain bottlenecks

New capacity for generating electricity from solar, wind and other renewables increased to a record level worldwide in 2021