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Our website is home to a wealth of articles on renewable energy, recycling, and climate change. Journey through the website to expand your knowledge on topics surrounding solar, wind, and geothermal energy. Learn more about hydropower, tidal, and wave energy. Gain additional insight into recycling and climate change.

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History of Solar Power

The history of solar power goes further back than you might think. Take a look at our timeline of events to learn more about the history of solar energy.

An old solar panel showing the history of solar power.

How Solar Panels Work

Find out how solar panels work to convert sunlight into electricity with the help of the photovoltaic (solar PV) process.

Somebody installing a solar panel.

Environmental Impacts of Solar Energy

This article takes a look at the different environmental impacts of solar energy. Learn about the negative and positive impacts that solar power can have, at both a local and global scale.

The different environmental impacts of solar energy.

15 Benefits of Solar Energy

Here we take a look at the top 15 benefits of solar energy. You will find out what makes this renewable energy source the global choice for clean energy production.

The benefits of solar energy.

Uses of Solar Energy

This article takes a look at some of the different uses of solar energy. You’ll discover some unique ways that people using this renewable energy source right around the globe.

An image depicting the use of solar energy.

How Wind Turbines Work

Wind turbines are a familiar sight in many countries across the globe, but have you ever wondered how a wind turbine actually works? This article will help you understand just that.

How wind turbines work.

What Are Solar Panels Used For?

Solar panels allow us to generate electricity which we can then use in a variety of ways. This article helps to explain the different ways in which we can make use of solar panels.

A solar panel being used to provide power in a garden.

Hydroelectricity Facts

This article provides some interesting facts on hydroelectricity. Learn more about the history, production, consumption, and environmental impacts of this clean and renewable energy source.

The Kerr hydroelectric dam in Montana, USA.

Where Is Hydroelectricity Used?

Ever wondered where hydroelectricity is used? This article takes a look at the many different countries and regions that make use of this clean and renewable power source.

A hydroelectric power facility that is in use.

Environmental Impacts of Hydroelectric Dams

Learn about how hydroelectric dams have some significant environmental impacts that can have severe consequences for the biological, chemical and physical properties of rivers and their surrounding landscapes.

A picture showing the environmental impacts of a hydroelectric dam.

Hydroelectric Power Pros & Cons

This article looks at different hydroelectric power pros and cons. Discover the advantages of using the world’s most popular renewable energy source. Understand the disadvantages that can also be associated with it.

A dam producing clean and affordable hydroelectric power.

What Is Hydropower?

Hydropower (or hydroelectric power) is a term used to refer to electricity that is produced by harnessing the kinetic energy of flowing water. Learn more about this process with the help of this article.

The Glen Canyon Dam producing hydropower on the Colorado River.

Residential Wind Turbines

If you’re interested in domestic wind power systems then this article is for you. It explores many of the different aspects associated with residential wind turbines.

Two wind turbines fitted to the roof of a house.