Wind power isn’t used much in the developing world, since a turbine is much more expensive than a solar panel. But Access:energy is flipping that equation by finding ways to build the turbines in the communities where they’re needed.
We are reaching an historical inflection point, where our current decisions about energy use and carbon will have major effects on how we live in coming decades. Here are four possible scenarios for what things will be like in 2025.
We don't get that much power from renewables these days, but we've come a long way in the last 40 years. These maps—which track the number of solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass installations—illustrate that poignant fact.
While the company says it will still pour dollars into other renewable projects, it's done doing its own R&D. Here's what the RE<C initiative managed to accomplish before it was unceremoniously shuttered.
Some days, the wind doesn't blow, or the sun doesn't shine. For those renewable energy-less days, power companies are developing giant batteries to hold excess power and then release it during peak hours or when renewable power isn't available. Bet you never thought your house would be battery powered.