German solar panels reaching grid parity

Grid parity is the holy grail for renewable energy sources – and it looks like the Germans may finally be reaching it. Germany has led the world in solar power since passing its renewable energy act (EEG) more than a decade ago and it converts more solar energy into electricity than any other country. The […]

Mobile robots help cut solar costs

A US robotics company has built “solar robots” that could cut the cost of energy from solar farms. The machines, built by California-based QBotix, are expected to cut costs by around 20%. The firm claims the “robots” are operated by a single battery that manages the rotation of up to 200 panels at a fraction […]