solar power

Hand of woman plugging charging cable into electric vehicle (© Santiago Mejia/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images)

A united world can beat back climate change

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry recently laid out global action that the world can take to tackle climate change and spur economic growth.
'Welcome to Greensburg, Kansas,' sign next to two wind turbines (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

U.S. governments large and small go green

From Greensburg, Kansas, to New York City, all forms of local, state and federal U.S. governments are going green. Learn more here.
Solar panels (© Shutterstock)

Helping to power homes in El Salvador

El Salvador's growing energy demands will be met, in part, with 10 new solar energy plants that the U.S. is helping to finance.
Solar panels at a railway station (USAID PACE-D TA Program)

Asia’s largest rail network goes solar with U.S. help

The United States is supporting India with its ambitious clean energy program, including this solar rooftop project in partnership with Indian Railways.
Woman squatting next to open solar suitcase (Courtesy of Laura Stachel)

With her solar suitcase, she transforms health care

Shocked by the lack of reliable electricity in some rural health clinics, Laura Stachel and her husband designed a portable solar electric system.
Sun shining on solar panels (Shutterstock)

How one school system is going solar

A small Indiana town has always relied on the sun to grow crops but now will count on it to power schools.
Aerial view of an island with buildings on it (National Park Service/Frank Schmidt)

Welcome to Alcatraz: One of the largest microgrids in the United...

The San Francisco Bay island of Alcatraz, formerly a high-security prison, is now a tourist destination with its own renewable-energy system.
Rows of whirling wind turbines on hills (© AP Images)

This is where the world will get its electricity in 2040

The worldwide mix of fuels used to generate electricity is shifting, with a greater reliance on renewable energy sources and natural gas.
David Williamson smiling, with text added (State Dept.)

One approach for bringing jobs to low-income neighborhoods [video]

A company in Washington trains young men and women to install solar panels in low-income communities at no cost to residents.