Off-grid renewable energy is helping tackle two of Africa’s biggest problems
Renewable Energy

Off-grid renewable energy is helping tackle two of Africa’s biggest problems

The rise of decentralized renewable energy as a solution to electrification rates across Africa—the slowest growing globally—is also bringing with it a solution to high unemployment.As startups in the space continue to prove the viability of their services as alternatives to traditional power grids, they’re starting to create direct jobs at a scale that’s already…

How to Invest in Renewable Energy Stocks
Renewable Energy

How to Invest in Renewable Energy Stocks

An in-depth look at the best ways to invest in the massive market opportunity that comes with the megatrend toward renewable energy. Energy, Materials, and Utilities With climate change concerns rising, the global economy has been making an increasing effort to turn away from greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels and toward clean, renewable energy sources. From…

Hydrophilic disc uses solar power to separate salt from water
Green Energy

Hydrophilic disc uses solar power to separate salt from water

Nick LavarsJuly 24th, 2019Not a weird mushroom, but a solar steam generator that desalinates water using sunlight(Credit: Yun Xia/Monash University)Current approaches to water desalination are tremendously expensive and energy-intensive, so the search is very much on for new technologies that can get the job done more efficiently. Scientists in Melbourne have put forward one rather promising solution, developing…

Should I offset my summer holiday flights?
Green Energy

Should I offset my summer holiday flights?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The airline industry produces a substantial amount of carbon dioxide Flying off somewhere nice this summer? Now feeling guilty? You wouldn’t be alone.The continuing campaign by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg to get everyone to reduce their carbon emissions has prompted some soul-searching over when, and whether, it is…

These 4 stocks are breaking out on earnings
Green Energy

These 4 stocks are breaking out on earnings

Here are four stocks in technology and solar energy that have broken out on earnings. Enphase Energy ENPH, -1.46%  popped $6.50, or 30%, to $28.15 on 22.2 million shares Wednesday. On Tuesday the supplier of solar power microinverters released favorable second-quarter financial results. The stock has been rallying since starting the year under $5, and…

A solar-powered system can turn salt water into fresh drinking water for 25,000 people per day. It could help address the world’s looming water crisis.
Green Energy

A solar-powered system can turn salt water into fresh drinking water for 25,000 people per day. It could help address the world’s looming water crisis.

People have been trying to turn seawater into drinking water for thousands of years, but the process is not usually energy-efficient or affordable. At a newly constructed facility in Kenya, however, a nonprofit called GivePower is tackling that challenge using solar power. The desalination system, which started operating in the coastal area of Kiunga in…