Why Transparent Solar Panels Are The Future

A visionary new technology wants to upend the way we power society by harvesting solar energy from windows on your home, the windscreen of your car, and even from the screen of your smartphone. Transparent solar panels offer a clear solution to the problem of where to put new photovoltaic cells. The plan is architects… Continue reading Why Transparent Solar Panels Are The Future

5 Inventions Showing Us the Future of Solar Energy

When you imagine the energy of the future, solar power is probably in the picture – but in recent years, less than 2% of the world’s electricity has come from solar power. Here are 5 new inventions that are likely to change that. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow… Continue reading 5 Inventions Showing Us the Future of Solar Energy

How solar energy got so cheap, and why it's not everywhere (yet)

A lot speaks for solar energy. It’s clean, renewable – and now even cheaper than energy from fossil fuels like coal or natural gas. Sounds pretty great, right? But it only makes up a tiny bit of global electricity production. Why don’t we use a lot more of it yet? We’re destroying our environment at… Continue reading How solar energy got so cheap, and why it's not everywhere (yet)

What is Solar Energy?

This video gives a simple but compelling introduction to solar energy. Did you know that all of the energy we use comes from the sun,? You probably know that’s true for solar panels, but the sun is also the ultimate source for energy generated by wind, water, and fossil fuels. Watch this video to learn… Continue reading What is Solar Energy?