Solar panels typically cannot capture solar radiation properly unless the sun is straight on the solar panel. However, a company has developed material that can help solar panels capture sunlight from all angles.
The Obama administration is pushing green energy in Africa, hoping the continent will bypass coal on its road to development. But some say it's not realistic – or ethical – to expect emerging economies to sidestep fossil fuels.
Shipping crude oil by rail has led to a coal shortage across the US. Rail companies have more than doubled the amount of petroleum products being shipped each week, which has caused delays in shipping coal, corn, and grain.
A boom in domestic oil and gas production is keeping the US trade deficit down. Some politicians and analysts think increased production means it's time the US allow for crude oil exports, while others say exporting oil would harm American energy security.
Solar panels can lose their efficiency over time due to exposure to harsh elements. Now, scientists have developed a method using magnetic forces that could help keep solar cells efficient and clean.
Hurricane Iselle and tropical storm Julio headed toward the tourist haven of Hawaii Wednesday in a rare combination of stormy tropical weather. Hawaii residents were stocking up on food and water as officials advised preparing for seven days of supplies in advance of hurricane Iselle and tropical storm Julio.