updated - June 2, 2020 Tuesday EDT
Walmart is taking a huge step towards a greener future by teaming up with SolarCity and SunEdison, two solar energy providers as it plans to put up 400 new solar panels in all its stores and facilities across the United States by 2018.
The Swiss team that created the sun-powered Solar Impulse plane revealed their new fuel-free plane on Wednesday. The team plans to use the plane in a flight around the world, which will take place next year.
A huge solar flare was released by the sun on Saturday, resulting in a radio blackout on Earth that last for several minutes. A report from the Space Weather Prediction Center, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), says the short X1-class flare erupted at 1:48 p.m. EDT (1748 GMT) from the sunspot action region (AR) 2017.
A study has revealed that solar energy and conventional electricity have the same cost in Spain, Germany and Italy. The report is the most recent part of an analysis done by consulting firm Eclareon, and was done on behalf of an international group of sustainable energy interests.
Xcel Energy Inc. announced on Tuesday it will work with Community Energy Solar to build a $200 million solar power farm in Pueblo County, Colo. The solar power plant is expected to take about 15 months to build, and construction is set to start by late this year or early next year.