What If the Sahara Desert Was Covered With Solar Panels?

In a world exhausted of fossil fuels, solar panels can provide a sustainable solution to our energy problems. But they also come with a couple of issues: for one, solar farms are massive, and they have to be set up somewhere that gets a lot of sunlight. Now, if only we had a large mass… Continue reading What If the Sahara Desert Was Covered With Solar Panels?

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)