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Where’s the green? CES 2020 was surprisingly low on environmental tech

CES draws exhibitors from all over the globe, and it’s stuffed with just about every type of technology you can imagine. Unfortunately, that doesn't include much environmental tech, which is practically invisible at the show.

Walmart claims Tesla solar panels have caused fires at multiple stores

Walmart is suing Tesla over claims that its solar panels caused roof fires at around seven of its stores. The retail giant alleges poor working practices among personnel hired to maintain the solar panels, among other accusations.

Russia goes all-in on buzzwords, builds solar-powered blockchain drone boat

A new Russian solar-powered drone boat is designed to take smart sensor readings and save them to the Ethereum blockchain. Why? To battle the effects of water pollution, of course.The post Russia goes all-in on buzzwords, builds solar-powered blockchain drone boat appeared first on Digital Trends.

These solar-powered water purifiers can produce 30,000 gallons of water per day

Problems with contaminated water? Quench Water & Solar's water purifiers can purify up to 30,000 gallons of fresh water per day and it's offering the technology to whoever wants it.The post These solar-powered water purifiers can produce 30,000 gallons of water per day appeared first on Digital Trends.

California to require solar panels on most new homes

There's no question that solar power is entering the mainstream, but California is about to give it a giant boost.

SoftBank and Saudi Arabia to build world’s biggest solar farm

SoftBank and Saudi Arabia have drawn up plans to build the world's biggest solar farm, which, if realized, would create

The University of Hawaii is on its way to being entirely solar powered

The University of Hawaii (UH) has announced that its Maui College campus is slated to become one of the first in the United States to derive 100 percent of its energy from on-site solar photovoltaic systems coupled with battery storage.The post The University of Hawaii is on its way to being entirely solar powered appeared first on Digital Trends.

Researchers improve spinach-based solar cells by adding blackberry dye

Biohybrid solar cells aren't nearly as efficient as standard silicon panels, but including natural materials in renewable energy could make

Tesla Powerwall systems help some Hawaii schools beat the heat

Tesla shipped Powerwall batteries to Puerto Rico last fall -- and to Australia last December -- and now it's helping

Renault’s ‘smart island’ runs on wind power and recycled batteries

Renault has launched a "smart island" in Portugal that uses its Zoe electric vehicle, home batteries, smart charging and vehicle-to-grid

Buzz Aldrin wants you to buy this $150 solar backpack

Buzz Aldrin: revered engineer, astronaut of our time and now, the face of high fashion backpacks. Bag brand Sprayground has

Tesla will create ‘virtual power plant’ with 50,000 Australian homes

Tesla isn't done bolstering Australia's power grid just because its giant battery farm is up and running. South Australia

The state of solar installers after Trump’s tariff

Two days after President Donald Trump signed hefty tariffs on imported solar panels, a five-man team was hauling slabs of

Nearly all new US electricity capacity was renewable in 2017

Renewable energy played an important role in the US last year... although you might not want to cheer too loudly.

Thieves swipe a portion of China’s solar road

Solar roads have plenty of potential problems, such as damage and snow, but theft? Apparently that's a concern, too.

Thanks to renewable energy, German factories got paid to use power last weekend

Germany's rapid renewable energy expansion has led to some unique challenges, such as too much electricity occasionally generated for the power grid. When prices dip below zero, some high-volume consumers reap the benefitsThe post Thanks to renewable energy, German factories got paid to use power last weekend appeared first on Digital Trends.