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Solar energy

As prices fall and technological breakthroughs solve problems, solar energy is scaling up around the world. Can it happen fast enough to hold the line on climate change, and what are the barriers?


Energy access for all needed for "true democracy" in India Astrid Zweynert
Solar power could save water in thirsty Middle East, North Africa Sebastien Malo
California becomes first US state to require solar panels on homes Sebastien Malo and Nichola Groom
Oil-rich Nigeria turns to renewables as population booms Isabelle Gerretsen
Crowdfunded solar panels aim to supercharge business in Africa Maina Waruru
Solar power push lights up options for India’s rural women Manipadma Jena
African cities pledge to cut emissions to zero by 2050 Eromo Egbejule
As India offers up advice, sunny nations form a solar alliance Huizhong Wu
Hawaii campus joins U.S. trend to go all green Sebastien Malo
For clean drinking water in Kenya, just add sunshine (and a can) Dominic Kirui
Solar water pumps up incomes for Nepal's quake-hit farmers Adela Suliman
Off-grid power pioneers pour into West Africa Reuters
Tea, haircuts and fish bones: Letting the light into Pakistan Zofeen Ebrahim
From solar irons to shavers, power push aims to light up incomes Isaiah Esipisu
"Consistently cheaper" clean energy set to connect world's poor Maina Waruru
More green power could curb India's water, electricity gap Alex Whiting
Fleeing Rohingya carry one key asset: Solar panels Mushfique Wadud
Worm toilets to solar lamps, innovations keep women safer in India Rina Chandran
Hurricane-hit Caribbean states target climate-safe future Sophie Hares
Keeping 1 bln people in the dark costs poor countries dear - study Megan Rowling
Brahmaputra boat clinic goes solar, powering rural healthcare Anuradha Nagaraj
Branson’s Caribbean green energy plan may include debt relief Adriana Brasileiro
Pakistan’s solar homeowners get green light to sell power to grid Waqar Mustafa
Solar roof tiles offer tech boost for Kenya's rural classrooms Justus Wanzala
Loans for solar systems make power affordable in rural Kenya Anthony Langat
China plans 100 panda-shaped solar plants on new Silk Road Reuters
In New York, neighbors trading solar energy electrify community Sebastien Malo
Sun powers clean water, business opportunities for refugees Kizito Makoye
Look to the sky for SE Asia's energy future: Thai solar pioneer Thin Lei Win
In power-short Pakistan, switch to solar power hit by rumours Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
As Zimbabwe’s homes go solar, its businesses lag behind Jeffrey Gogo
Solar grid keeps harvests high, hospitals lit in Zimbabwe Tonderayi Mukeredzi
Branson setting up green energy fund to rebuild Caribbean Sebastien Malo
Syria opens its first solar-powered hospital to save more lives Heba Kanso
Jordan's Azraq becomes world first clean energy refugee camp Anna Pujol-Mazzini
Emerging economies take lead on going green, but investment needed Megan Rowling
Solar power: A shot in the arm for India's health centres Anuradha Nagaraj
Kenya learns to cook with solar power–even when there's no sun Justus Wanzala
Sun-powered micro-grids boost fortunes of Lake Victoria fishermen Moraa Obiria
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Can solar pumps give Nepal's women farmers a brighter future? Alina Paul-Bossuet
Sun-powered skin? Energy-saving prosthetic limbs get better feel J.D. Capelouto
Rural India needs solar power for more than just lighting - study Manipadma Jena
Is Pakistan's solar power poised to take off amid energy crisis? Rina Saeed Khan
Can crowd funding help scale up solar power for Africa's poor? Maina Waruru
Beyond light, solar startup seeks to plug in rural homes in Africa Kieran Guilbert
In energy starved Indian villages, solar mini-grids light the way Rina Chandran
Solar energy and salt water power vegetable farms in the desert Umberto Bacchi
Solar boreholes throw lifeline to Kenyan herders Anthony Lang'at
Private sector power for refugee camps could light up communities Kieran Guilbert
'No time for trial and error': Cape Town mayor in green push Laurie Goering
Solar-powered Africa “never more possible and less expensive” Maina Waruru
Solar ambulances to speed into service in Bangladesh Mushfique Wadud
Faced with blackouts, Pakistan's largest public park goes solar Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Former U.S. President Carter goes solar, helping power hometown Ellen Wulfhorst
Solar borehole protects Kenyan herders' children from drought Isaiah Esipisu
China's solar power capacity more than doubles in 2016 Reuters
Home-grown Kenyan solar farm powers computers - and protects girls Benson Rioba
As solar power expands the work day, incomes rise in eastern Kenya Kagondu Njagi
Women solar entrepreneurs drive East African business surge Kizito Makoye
India shows it's serious about solar with giant power plant Rina Chandran
Kenyan irrigation app aims to cut water waste, crop losses Caroline Wambui
Zambia tries new way to beat drought: solar grain mills Danstan Kaunda
Kenya to expand solar mini-grids into poorest areas Maina Waruru
Solar irrigation cuts drought risk, emissions for Kenya's farmers Benson Rioba
Climate-threatened nations aim for 100 pct renewable energy Megan Rowling
Clean energy gains ground - but old dirty habits die hard Laurie Goering
Vast Moroccan solar power plant is hard act for Africa to follow Reuters
Drought-hit Mozambique signs first major solar power deal Katy Migiro
Taste of solar power whets appetite for more in Kenya, survey says Maina Waruru
Tesla's Musk adds solar roofs to his clean energy vision Reuters
Google Earth images shed light on where solar rooftops make sense Sebastien Malo
Solar battery power takes up the charge in Kenya Anthony Langat
In fume-choked Kochi, a solar rickshaw glides to the rescue K. Rajendran
Solar-powered televisions brighten homes in rural Kenya Benson Rioba
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Climate fund to push off-grid renewables into Africa's mainstream William Brent
As prices plunge, Africa surges into clean, cheap solar energy Maina Waruru
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Here's how to power local economies, cleanly Sarah Best
Solar scale-up in Pakistan hits roadblock after payments slashed Aamir Saeed
High costs slowing Sri Lanka push toward solar energy Amantha Perera
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Can Pakistan become a renewable energy giant? Saleem Shaikh
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What's holding back off-grid solar power in Zimbabwe? Tonderayi Mukeredzi
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How do we cut poverty and emissions? Fund some clean energy Laurie Goering
Affordable solar schemes light way to energy for all in Zimbabwe Tonderayi Mukeredzi
Mali's banks woo clients with hire-purchase solar power kits Soumaila T. Diarra
Solar energy firms get loans to light up rural Tanzania Kizito Makoye
Africa battles to get big solar projects on grid Reuters
Could UAE solar push lead a trend for the Gulf? Saket S.
Will Rwanda's push for prosperity be powered by the sun? Karuma Njoroge
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