These game-changing solar panels are cheap and can be printed

Johnny Lieu for Mashable: Researchers at the University of Newcastle in Australia are testing solar cells that use electronic inks printed on plastic film to conduct electricity.

Six Things You Didn't Know About the Offshore Wind Power Sector

Sonal Patel for Power Mag: The world's offshore wind sector, which has been at near-standstill in the U.S. owing to high costs and technical limitations, is poised to see a fierce developmental gust that can be attributed to several factors.

Kite wind farms take off in UK as future of energy

Kitty Knowles for The Memo: The UK has just given the world's first kite farm the green light. Does this mean we're gliding forth into a new frontier of energy?

NASA is testing solar panels that unfurl like Fruit Roll-Ups in space

Sarah Fecht for Popular Science: The experiment is set to fly to the space station this week

WINDPOWER 2017 closes with an eye on 2020

Diverse wind energy customers discuss what comes after PTC phase out

Arizona utility signs game-changing deal cutting solar power prices in half

Joe Romm for ThinkProgress: Tucson Electric Power to buy new solar power at under 3 cents per kWh, a "historically low price."

Industry asserts 'brand new attitude' at WINDPOWER 2017

U.S. wind industry leaders and the leader of the California Senate described the mounting economic benefits of increased wind power as thousands arrived in Anaheim for the American Wind Energy Association's annual WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition.

India's plan to tax solar panels higher than coal prompts alarm

Kiran Stacey for Financial Times: Renewables sector and foreign investors complain GST will drive up prices

The World's Largest Floating PV Power Plant of 40MW Connected to the Grid

Sungrow, the global leading PV inverter system solution supplier, announced that the world's largest floating PV power plant of 40MW with Sungrow's PV inverters utilized has been successfully connected to the grid in Huainan, China.

World's largest wind turbines may double in size before 2024

Jillian Ambrose for Telegraph: The wind developer behind the world's largest working wind turbines has said the size of its giant offshore blades, currently in UK waters, will double again within seven years.

Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar Team Up to Bring Automotive Battery Innovation to the U.S. Residential Solar Market

Exclusive collaboration marks entrance of Mercedes-Benz Energy products into U.S. market

Empower Unveils the Genesys 8K™ Modular Smart Home Energy Platform

Technology that streamlines the deployment of residential solar + energy storage without compromise of performance or cost

America's first offshore wind farm just shut down a diesel plant

Bobby Magill, Grist: America's first offshore wind farm just helped to shut down a small diesel-fired electric power plant on Block Island, Rhode Island.

Solar Power To Threaten Conventional Power By 2020

Leonard Hyman & William Tilles for OilPrice.com: By 2030, solar-plus-storage could threaten the economic relevance of their distribution grids by making less necessary the connection with the local electric utility.

SolarWorld collapses as Europe's solar industry eclipsed by China

Christoph Steitz for Reuters: Europe's embattled solar power industry has been dealt a fresh blow, with cut-price competition from China driving Germany's SolarWorld into insolvency.

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