Developers of solar thermal power plants are scrapping plans to use steam technology in favor of ever-cheaper solar panels.
California utility Pacific Gas & Electric is working with OptiSolar and SunPower to add 800 megawatts of photovoltaic solar farms to the grid.
Thin-film solar power companies want to integrate solar cells with buildings, but they still have a way to go.
The Solar Roadway hopes to use the large, flat areas provided by roads to generate solar power, decreasing the reliance on fossil fuel energy.
Sure, solar power is clean and green, but to make it more efficient, researchers have had to use some nasty stuff. Until now.
CNET News correspondent Kara Tsuboi visits Qbotix in Menlo Park, Calif., as the company shows off a new robotic tracking system that pivots solar panels in the direction of the sun.
The patent envisions a lid with a secondary display, touch inputs, and solar cells to help charge your Mac.
Swedish flat-pack furniture company Ikea has launched solar panels in-store in Britain as a test market for a global launch.
Several teams of scientists, including IBM Research, have announced a collaboration to develop an affordable solar array capable of concentrating the captured energy by 2000.