Morocco may have little to no fossil fuel resources, but the kingdom has its eyes on a brighter future. By 2020 the country plans to produce 42 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, a large portion of it thanks to energy from the sun.
AFP (May 24, 2012) The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse took off on Thursday for Morocco on its first attempt at an intercontinental flight - without using a drop of fuel. If successful, the 2,500-kilometer ... watch video
Reuters (Nov. 25, 2013) British scientists have created a molecule they say could greatly improve the effectiveness of sun-screens and reduce the incidence of skin cancer. Whereas most sun-screens protect against exposure ... watch video
Newsy (Sep. 27, 2014) Researchers at the University of Michigan simulated the birth of planets and our sun to determine whether water in the solar system predates the sun.
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FORA.tv (Feb. 13, 2013) Solar Impulse is a Swiss solar-powered airplane that will endeavor to fly around the world without fuel. After achieving the world's first solar night to day flight in 2010 and the first ... watch video
AFP (July 7, 2013) Home to meditating monks and Himalayan nomads, the sleepy kingdom of Bhutan has set its sights on becoming an unlikely energy powerhouse thanks to its abundant winding ... watch video
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