Solar News

Solar Cells From Tin

Solar power could become cheaper and more widespread.

  • Solar cells can be made with tin instead of lead, Warwick scientists find
  • Breakthrough to make solar power cheaper and more commercially viable
  • Solar power could be used in mobile phones, laptops and cars

Read more

Pay-as-you-go systems: This $6 a month solar energy plan could power a million homes in Africa by 2017

A startup called Off-Grid Electric is looking to use cheap rooftop solar panels for energy in rural parts of Africa, instead of building expensive infrastructure.

Off-Grid Electric is a for-profit company started by Xavier Helgesen in 2012, who had the idea for the company when he was traveling through Malawi to meet clients for his bookselling company, according to NPR.

Pages