The Indigenous Achuar people in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest sail in six solar-powered canoes. And it's not just to save money on fuel — the trees of the rainforest will benefit too.
A South Korean company has begun production at a huge solar panel factory in Georgia. The move by the company Qcells comes even as industry leaders say surging Asian imports could dampen efforts to make more solar components in the U.S.
A U.S. solar cell manufacturer that went bankrupt six years ago announced Wednesday it is restarting its manufacturing plant in Norcross.
The U.S. needs a lot more renewable energy to meet its climate goals. In some communities, the opposition to large solar projects comes from environmentalists themselves.
An NPR/Floodlight investigation found that a longtime Republican insider is stoking solar opposition by spreading bad information about health and environmental risks. Her influence is growing.
Georgia House members are looking to regulate the installation of rooftop solar panels, saying some companies are ripping off consumers. The House Energy, Telecommunications and Utilities Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to advance a bill that would require companies that install panels at residences to be certified by the state Public Service Commission and make certain disclosures to consumers.
Getting solar panels installed on your home can decrease your carbon footprint, but it can be expensive. One way to lower that cost is by selling some of the excess power generated by those panels back to the grid. That's called net metering. GPB's Peter Biello spoke with Dr. Marilyn Brown, a professor of sustainable systems in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech about the policy.
Georgia energy regulators approved a plan to transition the state's largest electric utility away from coal towards solar power.
While standard solar panels can provide electricity during the day, this device can be a "continuous renewable power source" during the day and at night.
It’s getting more urgent than ever to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy to minimize the devastation of climate change, according to a landmark report last week. And solar panels are cheaper than ever. But for Georgia Power customers, it’s not quite that simple. Most still need to get some of their electricity from the utility, and a program that made that mix of power sources affordable has just filled up.
Scientists who warned of heat waves and rising seas this week also say that it's possible to avoid the worst effects of the warming climate. They're relying on computer models of the world economy.
A program that has made rooftop solar more affordable for homeowners in Georgia will soon hit a cap, which has solar industry representatives urging state officials to expand capacity.
Large-scale solar farms are running into opposition from people who want to save farmland. Now solar companies are trying to combine solar and farming.
Robins Air Force Base in south Macon is about to go in for solar power in a big way. That means many people have had to sell their homes and move to...
Barbara C. lives in a modest, one-story, three-bedroom home in Washington, Georgia. She’s 73 years old and has lived there since 1977 when she had the...