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thenextweb.com - Cate Lawrence - This teensy solar EV could be the future of city driving
This teensy solar EV could be the future of city driving
The Next Web

Let us introduce you to the SQUAD Solar City Car, a new vehicle launched this week in the Netherlands. It targets people seeking a car for short urban trips — and, even better, you can drive one without a driver's license in many countries.

space.com - Daisy Dobrijevic - Solar flares: What are they and how do they affect Earth?
Solar flares: What are they and how do they affect Earth?
Space

Solar flares are large explosions from the surface of the sun that emit intense bursts of electromagnetic radiation. The intensity of the explosion determines what classification the flare belongs to. The most powerful are X-class flares, followed…

businessinsider.com - Morgan McFall-Johnsen - NASA ending InSight Mars mission early due to dusty solar panels
NASA ending InSight Mars mission early due to dusty solar panels
Business Insider

NASA plans to shut down its InSight lander on Mars as it runs out of power this summer. Dust accumulated on the lander's solar panels, cutting its energy production and science activities. InSight detected more than 1,300 Mars quakes and mapped the…

axios.com - Sophia Cai - White House tries to soothe China solar panel probe fallout
White House tries to soothe China solar panel probe fallout
Axios

White House officials told Democratic senators they're committed to resolving the uncertainty the solar industry is facing because of an investigation into whether China is secretly manufacturing solar panels destined for U.S. markets, Axios has…

phys.org - Sally Strong - Buildup of solar heat likely contributes to Mars' dust storms, researchers find
Buildup of solar heat likely contributes to Mars' dust storms, researchers find
Phys.org

by Sally Strong, University of Houston A seasonal imbalance in the amount of solar energy absorbed and released by the planet Mars is a likely cause of the dust storms that have long intrigued observers, a team of researchers reports. Mars' extreme…

axios.com - Megan Hernbroth - Climate: Banks balk at solar
Climate: Banks balk at solar
Axios

Uber is offering ' comfort electric ' vehicles for riders as it prepares to roll out a suite of educational materials, discounts and charging maps for its drivers just as the EV industry is reckoning with a historic supply chain crisis, Megan…

laist.com - Erin Stone - Regulators Will Re-Open Public Comment On How Much Money Can Go Toward Solar Power Users
Regulators Will Re-Open Public Comment On How Much Money Can Go Toward Solar Power Users
LAist

State utility regulators have been weighing a proposal that would make getting and keeping solar panels on rooftops more expensive. A vote on that proposal was quietly postponed in December, but opponents are still working to prevent that proposal…

the-sun.com - Jona Jaupi - The 'ghostly' sounds of auroras 'popping' can be heard after a solar storm
The 'ghostly' sounds of auroras 'popping' can be heard after a solar storm
The US Sun

THE eerie sounds of the Northern Lights can be heard even when they're invisible to the human eye, new research suggests. Popping, crackling, and even the sound of a rushing waterfall all describe the noises that come from auroras high in the sky.

nytimes.com - Thomas L. Friedman - Opinion | Why Do We Swallow What Big Oil and the Green Movement Tell Us?
Opinion | Why Do We Swallow What Big Oil and the Green Movement Tell Us?
The New York Times

It has long been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. By that definition, we're the ones detached from reality if we keep accepting what the oil industry and the green…

axios.com - Megan Hernbroth - Banks think large-scale solar projects are too risky amid Commerce investigation
Banks think large-scale solar projects are too risky amid Commerce investigation
Axios

Banks are stepping back from financing major solar projects amid the uncertainty surrounding the Commerce Department's investigation into whether some solar panel manufacturers sidestepped U.S. tariffs. Why it matters: Large-scale solar projects…

slashfilm.com - Valerie Ettenhofer - Solar Opposites Season 3 Release Date Set By Hulu
Solar Opposites Season 3 Release Date Set By Hulu
/Film

The aliens haven't given up on earth yet: 'Solar Opposites' will be back for its third season this summer. The animated series will return for 11 episodes, all of which will premiere in July on Hulu. The announcement came via a video posted on the…

cnn.com - By Ashley Strickland, CNN  - Decreasing power will end the NASA InSight lander's Mars mission this summer
Decreasing power will end the NASA InSight lander's Mars mission this summer
CNN

(CNN) The NASA InSight lander, which has been revealing the mysterious interior of Mars since 2018, is coming to an end. Due to a decreasing power supply, the mission will cease scientific operations by the end of late summer, said Kathya Zamora…

pv-magazine-usa.com - Ryan Kennedy - Solar that works in the shade
Solar that works in the shade
pv magazine USA

Solar panels are lauded for their ability to produce emissions-free energy throughout the day, but when a shadow is cast on them, production is impacted quickly. In traditional solar panels, covering just 1% of the panel can cause a 33% reduction…

reuters.com - Kate Abnett - EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels
EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels
Reuters

BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) - The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a 210 billion euro plan for how Europe can end its reliance on Russian fossil fuels by 2027, and use the pivot away from Moscow to quicken its shift to green energy. The…

thehill.com - Zack Budryk - Bipartisan governors urge Biden officials to wrap up solar investigation
Bipartisan governors urge Biden officials to wrap up solar investigation
The Hill

A bipartisan coalition of 19 governors is calling on the Biden administration to quickly wrap up an investigation into solar panel component manufacturers, echoing the concerns of the solar panel industry about the impact of the probe. The…

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