solar energy Archives - State of the Planet

MPA-ESP graduate Srishti Mahajan

Alumni Spotlight: Centering Humans in Asia’s Energy Transition

MPA-ESP graduate Srishti Mahajan discusses how the program helped advance not only her career but her understanding of human dynamics.

by Laura Millar |October 25, 2023
Vasilis Fthenakis headshot

Vasilis Fthenakis Wins the 2022 Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit

Fthenakis’ pioneering work in solar energy has been recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in renewable energy.

by Allison Chen |April 8, 2022
large white batteries near wind turbines

Are Wind and Solar Power Really More Expensive and Less Reliable?

Recent technological advancements and an evolving market challenge these old myths.

by Jeff Ballinger |February 10, 2022
man stands behind solar panels

A New Global Study Refines Estimates of Rooftop Solar Potential

Rooftop solar can generate vast amounts of energy. But, how much of that energy could actually be used?

by |October 8, 2021

Building Greener Urban Environments Through Solar Energy

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development held the first Speaker Series of the semester with Solar One, a not-for-profit whose mission is to foster sustainability and resiliency in urban environments.

by |October 22, 2019

Pro Bono Legal Team Helps Farmers and Homeowners Fight for Renewable Energy

The Renewable Energy Legal Defense Initiative is pushing back against local laws that block progress on solar and wind projects.

by |August 22, 2019

Alum’s New Book Promotes Renewable Energy Literacy

Harness It, a book by MS in Sustainability Management alum Michael Ginsberg, details how renewable energy sources are integrated into the grid.

by |May 10, 2019

Renewable Technology Prices and Decarbonization

The use of fossil fuels will only be reduced by something that is as cheap, convenient and reliable. Fortunately for the planet, renewable energy is poised to drive fossil fuels from the market.

by |April 8, 2019

SUMA Net Impact Turns Students Into Sustainability Consultants

A matchmaking program pairs Sustainability Management students with industry leaders aspiring to make positive changes.

by |October 30, 2018
women in India learning digital skills on a laptop

New Center Would Bring Digital Skills, Solar Energy and Employment Hope For Women—All Under One Roof

The proposed “ITC Center” in India would provide a cyber café and training center for women, powered by a solar mini-grid for reliable and affordable electricity.

by |June 5, 2018