solar energy

  • Sun Cable streams ahead with a boost from Glasgow

    The ambitious Australian project to export renewable energy to Singapore has recently passed key ...

    The highly ambitious Sun Cable project is gaining momentum and passing key hurdles and milestones on the path to beco...

    Sustainability November 12, 2021
  • Building a lighter, twistier, cheaper solar cell

    An Adelaide startup is working on making the solar panels of the future.

    Lighter. More flexible. Resilient. These are the core catchwords of the space industry. And Adelaide-based startup Sp...

    Materials November 1, 2021
  • Beware the lure of unethical solar power

    Solar power may combat climate change, but a damning report suggests it’s not always ethical

    Solar energy may be the future. But only if it lets go of the past.International NGO the World Economic Forum...

    Energy October 4, 2021
  • Here comes the Sun

    Solar power research is in a golden age with new materials, new technologies and an industry grow...

    It can feel challenging in the world right now to hold onto our optimism for the future, as we do our best to face do...

    Australia August 27, 2021
  • Solar device that takes pressure off doctors

    Engineers find a way to keep things really hot.

    This rather unassuming looking set-up on a research station roof in Mumbai, India, could play a part in improving med...

    Core Sciences November 21, 2020
  • Researchers make solar efficiency breakthrough

    Fast conversion makes technology more viable.

    Australian researchers have set a new world record for the conversion of solar energy to electricity using quantum do...

    Energy February 18, 2020
  • Conversation

    The biggest engineering challenge

    Transforming our world into a sustainable ‘electric planet’.

    I want you to imagine a highway exclusively devoted to delivering the world’s energy.Each lane is restricted to tru...

    ASC Edits February 18, 2020
  • Thin and powerful

    Graphene film promises high-efficiency solar harvesting.

    At just 90-nanometres thick – 1000 times finer than the width of a human hair – this ultrathin, graphene-based film m...

    Technology March 18, 2019
  • Science history: All hail the Sun Queen

    Maria Telkes was a pioneer in both solar energy research and breaking down the masculine dominanc...

    “We know that time will come when we shall require a consciously engineered plan for solar energy utilisation instead...

    Climate December 13, 2018
  • Conversation

    Solar and wind will replace fossil fuels

    The economics and politics of renewables are unstoppable.

    Solar photovoltaic and wind power are rapidly getting cheaper and more abundant – so much so that they are on track t...

    Technology April 6, 2018
  • New day, new year

    Astronauts on the space station are treated to 16 sunrises every 24 hours.

    ESA / NASAAstronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency captured this photograph from the International Space...

    Space December 31, 2016
  • Solar panels have paid their energy debt (or are very close to it)

    Between now and 2018, the photovoltaic solar panel industry will have avoided more greenhouse gas...

    The world has embraced solar energy, and it's paying off. Sean Gallup / Getty ImagesSolar power has produced more e...

    Climate December 6, 2016
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