General election 2019: Labour pledges billions for home energy upgrades

The party says a huge programme to fund household energy-saving would reduce bills and create jobs.

BBC Science News | Nov. 3, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: carbon-footprint solar-power renewable-energy renewable-energy-in-the-uk labour-party

The long history of solar power

The falling cost of solar power is helping it to disrupt the global energy market.

By Tim Harford | Sept. 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: solar-power

Solar panels: Thousands of customers complain

People who took out large loans say the thousands of pounds in savings they were promised have not materialised.

By Ed Hanson | Sept. 8, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: barclays solar-power personal-finance rowlands-gill bolton

Climate change: Report raises new optimism over industry

Cutting emissions from heavy industry would generate savings and boost economic growth, commission argues.

By Roger Harrabin | Nov. 19, 2018 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: environment solar-power paris-climate-agreement pollution wind-power climate-change

Large-scale wind and solar power 'could green the Sahara' - BBC News

Installing huge numbers of solar panels and wind turbines in the Sahara desert would have a major impact on rainfall, vegetation and temperatures, researchers say.

By Matt McGrath | Sept. 7, 2018
~5 mins |

Tags:  solar-power  renewable-energy  climate-change

Solar Impulse: A repaired plane and team - BBC News

All big projects have their crunch moments, and these pinch points will very often define the people involved.

Jonathan Amos | April 16, 2016
~6 mins |

Tags:  solar-power  hawaii  engineering

Solar Impulse grounded until 2016 - BBC News

The Swiss team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world has abandoned its effort for this year.

By Jonathan Amos | July 15, 2015
~3 mins |

Tags:  solar-power  air-travel

Solar Impulse grounded for 2-3 weeks - BBC News

The record-breaking Solar Impulse plane will be grounded in Hawaii for at least two weeks because of battery damage.

By Jonathan Amos | July 11, 2015
~3 mins |

Tags:  solar-power  air-travel

Solar Impulse completes epic flight to Hawaii - BBC News

Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, has landed in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan.

By Jonathan Amos | July 3, 2015
~5 mins |

Tags:  solar-power  renewable-energy  engineering

Solar Impulse breaks solo record - BBC News

The Solar Impulse plane has broken the record for the longest non-stop solo flight without refuelling.

By Jonathan Amos | July 2, 2015
~4 mins |

Tags:  solar-power  renewable-energy  air-travel  engineering

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