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California just became the first state to require solar panels on all new homes. Here’s how long it takes to make the $10,000 investment pay off...

A solar panel can add thousands of dollars to the cost of a home, but the California Energy Commission says it all pays off in the long run.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is under fire from some of his fans for donations he made to a Republican political committee.

Elon Musk has tried to help fix these 8 humanitarian crises — here’s how he’s doing so far

We rounded up all of humanity's problems that Elon Musk has pledged to fix. He's doing a lot of good — but not all of his solutions seem to be working.

Apple is creating a $300 million fund to build solar power in China

Apple wants its parts suppliers to use renewable energy, like it does at its stores and headquarters, so it's investing in a $300 million fund along its suppliers that will invest in new solar projects in China.
A woman watches a solar eclipse.

A new report shows where our energy will come from 30 years from now — and coal is the biggest loser

Renewable energy is set to provide close 50% of the world's energy by 2050, mostly because of falling battery costs. The use of coal will decline, providing only 11% of the world's energy.

The US has added more solar power than any other type of electricity in 2018 so far — more evidence of an energy revolution

According to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the US solar market added 2.5 gigawatts of new capacity so far in 2018, up 13% from the first quarter of 2017.

China’s solar energy explosion reveals a dim future for fossil fuels — here’s what it looks like

China is the largest investor in renewable energy, sinking $126.6 billion into the industry in 2017. Here are a few solar megaprojects that the country has developed in the past several years.
Luminalt solar installers Pam Quan (L) and Walter Morales (R) install solar panels on the roof of a home on May 9, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

California just made a groundbreaking decision that could raise the price on new homes by $10,000 — but there’s a big payoff for homeowner...

New homes in California must now include solar panels, a move that's projected to raise home prices by around $10,500. But over time, those homeowners will see an even larger return on their investment due to energy savings.

One simple chart shows why an energy revolution is coming — and who is likely to come out on top

The cost of solar power is decreasing so rapidly, it's actually cheaper than coal, based on some analyses. That shift is a sign of a potential boom in renewable energy.
Xinyi photo-voltaic power station on August 21, 2016 in Songxi, China.

There’s new evidence that fossil fuels are getting crushed in the ongoing energy battle against renewables

China is the world's largest investor in renewable energy, sinking $126.6 billion into the sector, a 31% increase over 2106.

In a reversal, FEMA says it is not ‘shutting off’ hurricane aid to Puerto Rico — see how devastated the US territory still looks on ...

Power is out for nearly half a million Puerto Ricans. FEMA said on Tuesday it was ending aid to the US territory, but on Wednesday it said a date wasn't set.