Energy & Green Tech

Solar energy projects lower bills in Rio de Janeiro favelas

In a hillside slum with breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach, a rooftop covered in photovoltaic panels glitters in the tropical sun—one of many in Brazil's first favela solar energy project.

Energy & Green Tech

Technology enhances solar option during outages

During a power outage, we might not think of using the sun as a backup generator. But solar energy is playing a key role in keeping the lights on when the power is knocked out.

Energy & Green Tech

How a smart electric grid will power our future

A novel plan that offers partnership in keeping the United States electric grid stable and reliable could be a win-win for consumers and utility operators.

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