Solar energy

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of solar energy.

Talks about Solar energy

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This plane? This plane can fly for 118 hours

Here’s a riddle for you: A plane flew for five days and nights, staying airborne for 118 hours. But it didn’t use a single drop of fuel. How? Because it’s solar-powered. Carryin...

How to build a real energy revolution in Africa

TED Fellow David Moinina Sengeh explains why he’s bullish about the “microgrid.” Nearly 70% of the sub-Saharan African population doesn’t have electricity. That’s about 600 mill...

This plane? This plane is powered by the sun

Bertrand Piccard plans to fly around the world in a plane that doesn’t use any fuel. Huh? Yep. This machine is equipped with 17,000 solar panels. He explains the logistics and m...